UNION CORRUPTION OF PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS IN THE U.S. SENATE

Uaw-money33 progressive communist democrats DEMAND non-union carmakers bend over for the communist unions who fund their campaigns…

After destroying Detroit, “Motor City,” Michigan, and other towns associated with manufacturing vehicles and components, the United Auto Workers is targeting Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Rivian, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Nissan, BMW, and others, and urging them to roll-over for union organizing campaigns.

There was a time when unions were valuable in combatting management bullying, exploitation, and unsafe work environments, all now protected by federal laws and a cadre of lawyers. So what do unions do: they impede innovation and automation, promulgate costly and nonsensical work rules, put union workers on the company payroll to perform union activities, and demand increased wages and benefits with little or no corresponding increase in productivity. They are communist parasites headed by corrupt officials whose business model is dependent on political corruption.

Now, the bought-and-paid-for commies want the non-union carmakers to ignore the union thugs pressuring their workers to join a union.

Excerpts from the joint letter

We applaud the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) historic agreements with GM, Ford, and Stellantis—the Big Three—which are a testament to how powerful workers are when they come together to collectively bargain. Many workers had concerns that the transition to electric vehicles would translate to fewer jobs, plant closures, or lower pay. However, the UAW’s securing of a just transition ensures workers at electric vehicle battery plants can earn the same high wages other UAW members earn. It further demonstrates that the electric vehicle transition can and must create good-paying jobs. It is time now for non-union automakers across the United States to demonstrate that same commitment by pledging not to interfere in any organizing activities occurring at its plants through the implementation of neutrality agreements.

We understand that UAW has begun organizing efforts at 13 non-unionized automakers: Tesla, Rivian, Lucid, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo Cars. We are concerned by reporting at numerous automakers that management has acted illegally to block unionization efforts. For example, according to employee accounts, Volkswagen managers confiscated and destroyed pro-union materials and Hyundai supervisors unlawfully banned pro-union materials in non-work areas outside of normal working hours. In addition, the National Labor Relations Board found that Tesla employed multiple illegal tactics aimed at stopping organizing efforts including online harassment, employee interrogations, and retaliatory firings. These retaliatory actions are hostile to workers’ rights and must not be repeated if further organizing efforts are made by these companies’ workers. We therefore urge you to commit to implementation of a neutrality agreement at your manufacturing plants.

A neutrality agreement solely consists of an employer agreeing not to engage in pre-election activities that influence workers’ freedom to form a union. Your commitment to neutrality would ensure that management does not pressure workers into voting against unionization or delaying the election process. We believe a neutrality agreement is the bare minimum standard manufacturers should meet in respecting workers’ rights, especially as companies receive and benefit from federal funds related to the electric vehicle transition.

Quid pro quo…

Buying Senators is not the exclusive purview of the unions; the carmakers also employ lobbyists to influence the congressional whores who are most likely offering continuing subsidies and large contracts for supplying government vehicles.

Who are the progressive communist democrats who signed the letter?

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Gary Peters (D-MI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Laphonza Butler (D-CA), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bob Casey (D-PA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Fetterman (D-PA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tina Smith (D-MN), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Peter Welch (D-VT), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Jack Reed (D-RI), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Bottom line…

If you ask who’s getting screwed: it’s you, the consumer, who pays the artificially inflated car prices—the ordinary schmuck who is forced to pay higher taxes. At the same time, elected officials profit from inside information.

Remember, we are not speaking of precision machinists, but, for the most part, functionaries and assembly workers who bolt the components together – not exactly a $100,000/year position.

We are so screwed.

We need to remove the progressive communist democrats from office and get the communist unions out of politics.

-- 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 REFUSES TO REDUCE SPENDING ON ILLEGAL ALIENS: TARGETS THE LAST GOLDEN GEESE IN THE STATE

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California’s Wealth Tax Arrives

Democrats want to tax assets to fill the state’s $68 billion budget hole.

Progressive ideas that originate in California have a habit of spreading. So it’s worth paying attention to legislation moving in Sacramento to establish a wealth tax on high earners and a bounty-hunter scheme for plaintiff attorneys to target alleged tax dodgers.

Democrats introduced the bill last winter, and it will get a hearing Wednesday in the state Assembly as lawmakers scrounge for revenue to fill a projected $68 billion budget hole. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday will also unveil his budget for the coming year. Democratic legislators are proposing a wealth tax as an alternative to spending restraint.

The bill would impose an annual excise tax of 1.5% on the worldwide net worth of every full- and part-year California resident that exceeds $1 billion, starting this tax year. Come Jan. 1, 2026, the state would tax wealth that exceeds $50 million at a rate of 1% each year, with an additional 0.5% tax on assets valued at more than $1 billion.

Part-time residents would be taxed on a pro-rata share of their wealth based on the number of days they spend annually in California. The tax would also apply to nonresidents who have recently left the state. You can check out of the state, but you would still have to pay California’s wealth tax if you do.

The wealth tax would apply to nearly all assets, including shares in a partnership, private-equity interests, artwork, and financial assets held offshore. California’s Franchise Tax Board would value assets that aren’t publicly traded. That means private businesses located outside the state could be examined by the board’s auditors and appraisers.

It’s worth noting that Democrats exempted real property from the tax as a favor to their high-end real-estate industry and Hollywood donors. This carve-out would encourage the wealthy to shift more of their investments into real estate. Perhaps Democrats are trying to ameliorate the damage from local mansion taxes in San Francisco and Los Angeles on real-estate sales.

To spread the wealth around to plaintiff-bar donors, the bill would apply the state’s False Claims Act to wealth-tax records and statements. This means plaintiff attorneys could sue affluent individuals on behalf of the state for allegedly under-reporting assets. Plaintiff attorneys would be entitled to a share of the state’s recovery.

The wealth tax would raise an estimated $21.6 billion in revenue annually, assuming no wealth exodus in the state. Yet this is still far less than California’s budget deficit in this fiscal year. Nor does it cover the $27 billion increase in California’s Medicaid spending over the last four years. Medicaid spending this year will swell even more as the state expands eligibility to all undocumented migrants.

[OCS: Pure bullshit! Individuals and companies are exiting the state for more favorable states. There is nothing like taxing your legal, law-abiding citizens to pay for disruptive illegal aliens, criminals, and others looking for a free ride. Illegal aliens are now super-citizens, ignored by law enforcement, as they suck California’s safety nets dry, collapse healthcare, and overwhelm students at local schools who have to suffer from substandard teaching in the name of diversity, equity, and inclusion -- the new name for communism.]

Meantime, California’s top effective marginal tax rate on wage income this year is increasing to 14.4% from 13.3% owing to a new law that removes the $145,600 wage ceiling on a 1.1% state employee payroll tax to fund expanded paid family leave. You almost have to wonder if Democrats are trying to drive away more businesses and high earners.

[OCS: You don’t have to wonder--look around at Los Angeles and San Francisco to see the collapse of society.]

The wealth-tax bill reveals yet again Sacramento’s voracious appetite to levy new taxes to support more spending. The tax-and-spend ratchet never ends. But even California’s wealthy can’t pay for its ever-expanding welfare and government-worker obligations, so don’t be surprised when Democrats eventually target the middle class again too. <Source>

Grab it while you can...

Shohei Ohtani’s Dodgers deal prompts California controller to ask Congress to cap deferred payments
California Controller Malia M. Cohen wants Congress to change the tax code to cap deferred payments, a change that could ensure the state is owed more money from Shohei Ohtani.

Cohen made the request four weeks after the two-way star and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a record $700 million, 10-year contract that contains $680 million in deferred payments due from 2034-43. If Ohtani is not living in California at the time he receives the deferred money, he potentially could avoid what currently is the state’s 13.3% income tax and 1.1% payroll tax for State Disability Insurance.

Ohtani’s deal has the potential to save $98 million in state tax, according to the California Center for Jobs and the Economy, a public benefit corporation that aims to provide information on job creation and economic trends.

Cohen became controller last year. She was president of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 2018 and 2019.

[OCS: San Franciso, California, the bastion of progressive communist democrats who retreat to their guarded mansions while the streets are filled with crazies, drug users, urine, and feces.]

“Introducing limits on deductions and exemptions for high-income earners promotes social responsibility and contributes to a tax system that is just and beneficial for all,” she said. “This action would not only create a more equitable tax system but also generate additional revenue that can be directed toward addressing pressing important social issues and fostering economic stability.” <Source>

 [OCS: Spoken like an actual communist spending other people’s money to buy political power.]

Bottom line…

We need to revolt--purge the progressive communist democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, Governor Gavin Newsom, and so many more.

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


5th GOP DEBATE -- CHRIS CHRISTIE DROPS OUT, RAMASWAMPY DID NOT MAKE THE CUT

The first head-to-head matchup between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley was hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash at Des Moines’ Drake University in Iowa.

CNN-DEBATE

Let the rehearsed talking points commence…

The debate was spirited, with many personal attacks on character and bickering. But we’ve all heard this before.

Nikki Haley answered substantive policy questions with an attack on how DeSantis an his political campaign

As expected, many questions referenced Trump’s policies and were meant as anti-Trump rhetoric.

Over and over, Haley’s response to DeSantis’s sharp comments was a continuing (14 times) reference to her slam site www.desantislies.com rather than respond to the comment directly.

A sample of Haley’s snark:

“If leadership’s about getting things done, how did you blow through $150 million in your campaign — and you were down in the polls! You are not a manager!”

“The best way to tell about a candidate is to see how they run their campaign. He has blown through 150 million dollars. I don’t even know how you do that. He has nothing to show for it. He’s spent more money on private planes than he has on commercials trying to get Iowans to vote for him. If you can’t manage a campaign, how are you going to manage a country?”

Best line: Continuing to point to Haley as a globalist, DeSantis said, “You can take the candidate out of the U.N., but you can’t take the U.N. out of the candidate.” Preplanned, probably; effective, yes!

Fox anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum moderated Trump’s town hall, which ran during the first hour of the debate. Not worth covering due to the repetitious nature of Trump’s patter.

Bottom line…

Nikki Haley is an establishment globalist who will tailor her platitude-filled speech to the audience.

If you are judging the debate, there was no clear winner other than Trump.

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


JACK BULL, RIP

Forever in my heart and thoughts...

Jack-01

-- 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


EXPLAINING OPEN BORDERS

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Once again, making sense of open borders is easy once you get past the progressive communist democrat’s demonization of “replacement theory” as a right-wing conspiracy theory.

1. States and municipalities governed by progressive communist democrats are in rapid decline with dysfunctional leadership, eroding tax base, crime, disease, and crumbling infrastructure.

2. Individuals and organizations with the means to leave these areas are transitioning to regions with more favorable business environments, jobs, lower taxes, and a reduced cost of living.

3. With reduced populations, the political impact is disastrous for the progressive communist democrat party. Fewer individuals equate to fewer districts, which translates into reduced influence in the House of Representatives and the number of presidential electors needed to elect a president in the Electoral College.

4. With these population shifts, the progressive communist democrats must backfill their districts with individuals who will vote Democrat. Hence, the progressive communist democrat’s open border policy.

So before any fool screams that this is a right-wing conspiracy theory, let us consider the words of Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY), who says the quiet part out loud.

I’m from Brooklyn, New York.  We have a diaspora that can absorb a significant number of these migrants. “And when I hear colleagues talk about the doors of the inn being closed, no room at the inn, I’m saying I need more people in my district just for redistricting purposes. And those members could clearly fit here.”

But the reality in Brooklyn is somewhat different.

Families staying at the Floyd Bennett Field shelter at the edge of Brooklyn are showing up at homes four miles away in the Marine Park neighborhood, seeking food, clothes and funds — spurring both online vitriol and real-world help.

Residents are sharing anecdotes and images on Nextdoor and Facebook groups, describing migrant families begging for change near the Kings Plaza Mall, the nearest commercial hub to the shelter, where city buses drop off and pick migrants up. Other residents have described them going door-to-door on residential streets asking for clothing, food or money.

Some, like David Fitzgerald, 62, an Irish immigrant who’s lived for the past two decades in Marine Park, are outraged. He said groups of families had knocked on his door several times over the past few weeks.

We had a nice, close, neighborhood group of people, now we have a literal invasion of people knocking on doors begging, asking for money,” he said. One of the fathers used an app on his phone to translate into English that he was Venezuelan and he needed money and clothing.

There’s a lot of retired people here, a lot of families here. They’re at the stage of their lives where they like peace and quiet. This is the opposite,” he said. “We’re not liking what we see.” <Source>

Compassion?

It is hard to ignore another human being in desperate need of assistance, especially one standing before you with children in tow.

But, when facing an angry, disaffected horde of illegal aliens who knowingly crossed the border after being incentivized with the promise of government assistance, a horde that is rapidly depleting safety needs, medical services, and educational facilities meant for and paid for by American citizens, that is a very different proposition.

We have an immigration system in place, albeit one broken by political meddling. But we do have a system. Do not tell me that an asylum-seeker who has crossed the borders of non-threatening countries is still in imminent danger. Do not tell me that the countries these migrants cross are not complicit in their transit. And do not tell me that our federal government, foundations, and other non-governmental organizations are not part of the transit scheme.

Bottom line…

The Biden Administration’s open borders policy, run by former President Obama’s acolytes, is destroying our national sovereignty, compromising our national safety and security, depleting our local, state, and federal safety nets, providing capital goods, and services to non-citizens at the expense of citizens, and changing our culture of exceptionalism into something unrecognizable.

We are facing a clear and present danger from the progressive communist democrats and their fellow travelers in the Republican Party.

If we do nothing, our nation will be lost, not tomorrow, but in twenty or so years, if not sooner.

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


END NIKKI HALEY IN IOWA

It is time for voters to realize that the progressive communist democrats are voting for Nikki Haley to embarrass Ron DeSantis and cripple former President Donald Trump.

Not one individual can point to Nikki Haley’s accomplishments other than representing the establishment wing of the Republican Party that jumps the aisle to greenlight the progressive communist democrat agenda as long as they get re-elected and participate in the share of spoils.

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Bottom line…

We are so screwed if Nikki Haley succeeds.

-- 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


LLOYD AUSTIN: WAS HE REALLY IN THE HOSPITAL?

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I find it almost unbelievable that the Secretary of Defense’s location was not known to his security detail, the White House Situation Room, and the commanders in the nuclear triad.

Something appears to be amiss with the story about SecDef’s hospital stay.

Austin kept prostate cancer, surgery complications a secret from everyone, even Biden

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has prostate cancer, and his recent secretive hospitalization was for surgery and later to treat a urinary tract infection related to that operation, his doctors said Tuesday.

The cancer revelation answers the main question about Austin’s hospitalization, which has now lasted eight days. But it may only add to questions of accountability, since President Joe Biden only learned about the cancer diagnosis on Tuesday, even though it was made about a month ago.

“Nobody at the White House knew that Secretary Austin had prostate cancer until this morning,” said John Kirby, the National Security Council spokesman. “And the president was informed immediately after.”

The 70-year-old Austin was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Dec. 22 and underwent surgery to treat the cancer. He developed the infection a week later. Biden and other senior administration officials were not told for days about his hospitalization or his cancer.

According to the doctors, the cancer was detected when Austin had a regular screening in early December. They said he “underwent a minimally invasive surgical procedure” and went home the next day. But on Jan. 1 he reported nausea and severe abdominal, hip and leg pain due to the infection.

They said his prostate cancer was detected early, and his prognosis is excellent.

The cancer revelation comes after days of persistent questions about Austin’s hospitalization and the delays in notifying key leaders. And it raises more questions about the transparency and truthfulness of the Defense Department, which for the past four days said he was initially at Walter Reed for an “elective medical procedure,” and not prostate surgery. <Source>

Bottom line…

Could he have been in a secret deal helping to facilitate a deal between Russia and Ukraine? Secret because Biden needs a major surprise to dig himself out of the grave he has dug for himself. Or perhaps other nations are the subject of Austin's attention.

Something is fishy. Either we have a stunning display of incompetence leading to an accidental national security breach, or Administration officials lied to the public.

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 COMPROMISED IS OUR GOVERNMENT?

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We incentivize our enemies when spies are not executed or given lengthy prison sentences. 

Navy Service Member Who Sold Secrets To China Gets 27 Months In Prison

A Navy service member, Petty Officer Wenheng Zhao, hailing from Monterey Park, California, has been sentenced to just over two years in prison following his guilty plea for accepting bribes in exchange for transmitting sensitive military information to a Chinese intelligence officer.

The 26-year-old Zhao was handed a 27-month prison term and a $5,500 fine. Despite facing the potential of a 20-year sentence, 15 years for the conspiracy charge and 5 years for the bribery charge, Zhao’s plea agreement led to a comparatively shorter sentence.

Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen of the Justice Department’s National Security Division remarked, “Mr. Zhao betrayed his solemn oath to defend his country and endangered those who serve in the U.S. military. Today, he is being held to account for those crimes. The Justice Department is committed to combating the Chinese government’s efforts to undermine our nation’s security and holding accountable those who violate our laws as part of those efforts.”

[OCS: It appears that President Biden, as well as other high-ranking officials, has been compromised by the Communist Chinese and are either being blackmailed into committing or condoning traitorous behavior or are willing ideological participants. Considering that the United States is adopting many of the police state tactics of the Communist Chinese government.]

Zhao, who possessed security clearance, served at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, California. The Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed that the illicit activities occurred between August 2021 and May 2023, during which Zhao accessed restricted locations to obtain classified information.

[OCS: Let us not forget that our nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies were engaged in un-American political spying and criminal behaviors rather than ferreting out foreign spies that have infiltrated our government. Who was monitoring security clearances.]

The DOJ disclosed that he received at least $14,866 from a Chinese intelligence officer for providing details on U.S. Navy operational security, military trainings, exercises, and critical infrastructure.

The information shared with the Chinese intelligence officer encompassed plans for a large-scale training exercise in the Pacific, operational orders, and documents related to the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system in Okinawa, Japan.

The sentencing reflects the government’s commitment to addressing security threats posed by individuals compromising national defense interests for personal gain. <Source>

[OCS: This last statement is pure bullshit and reflects the government’s apathy in protecting the sovereignty, safety, and security of the United States.]

Bottom line…

Psd-onenation

There are more Chinese spies in America working in universities, defense contractors, and handling sensitive research and critical infrastructure than anywhere else in the world. Yet we continue to allow Chinese nationals or Chinese-Americans with close relatives in China to hold sensitive positions.

Are we that fucking stupid, or are we that compromised?

Either way, we are screwed.

-- Steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THE GOVERNMENT'S NEW TRINITY OF TRUTH

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I am old enough to believe in the true/false binary, where something is either true or false.

However, the progressive communist democrats have, as they are wont to do, redefined the meaning of truth based on one's intentions.

According to the government, CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which is self-described as "an operational component of the Department of Homeland Security," in particular, there is a new trinity of truth.
  • Misinformation is false but not created or shared with the intention of causing harm. -- This is lying with the imprimatur of a progressive communist democrat agenda.

  • Disinformation is deliberately created to mislead, harm, or manipulate a person, social group, organization, or country. -- This is lying, propaganda, if you will, disseminated by your opposition.

  • Malinformation is based on fact, but used out of context to mislead, harm, or manipulate.  -- This is the most insidious component of the trinity of truth,  telling the truth about your opposition in such a manner as to damage their narrative, cause, or agenda. According to the government, malformation is pointing out their lies which impacts government authority and credibility.

The sole purpose of these definitions is not to allow an individual to identify and categorize the information they are receiving but to form the basis for censoring the information they do not want you to receive and leaving information favorable to their narrative, cause, or agenda.

Foreign actors?

Again, according to the CISA, "Foreign actors use misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation campaigns to cause chaos, confusion, and division. These malign actors are seeking to interfere with and undermine our democratic institutions and national cohesiveness."

But what if these so-called "foreign actors" are, in reality, political factions embedded in the incumbent government or a political party?

As a real-world example, consider the Russia hoax designed by Hillary Clinton and her cadre of progressive communist democrats and advanced by the progressive communist democrats in the government, primarily the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This was clearly disinformation deliberately created to mislead, harm, or manipulate a person, organization, and—namely, President Donald Trump, Trump's political supporters, the GOP organization, and to damage the United States from within.

Consider how Congress promoted this hoax, namely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Adam Schiff, Chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, who has been caught red-handed lying, leaking, manipulating, and manufacturing evidence against Donald Trump and members of his administration.

And consider the "Fedsurrection," where government insiders disguised as Trump supporters entrapped American citizens as they led them through the labyrinth of congressional hallways to critical points in the Capitol so they could be prosecuted in future proceedings.

Or, if you are open-minded, consider the proposition that the only systemic racism in America arises from the government's promotion of progressive communist democrat's affirmative action programs. And that DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) is re-branded communism, where one class is forced to provide for another class based on their identity. And, in most cases, the part they are reluctant to say out loud is Marx's statement, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs," which refers to the distribution of goods, capital, and services. We are looking at Hegle's dialectic, where our institutions are being hollowed out, and their purpose is inverted to its opposite. 

Censorship.

There is sworn testimony and documentary evidence that government actors spied on Americans and proactively encouraged those who ran social media platforms to censor individuals or de-platform them altogether on the government's specious claim they were spreading disinformation or unfounded and debunked conspiracy theories—much of which has been proven to be accurate and illustrative of government falsehoods.

Accountability.

The politicians waffle on and on about accountability. Still, they exempt themselves from the law or rely on their exalted position to protect them against the consequences of their actions. None of those information evildoers have been punished because the progressive communist democrats control the levers of power necessary to hold individuals and organizations accountable.

The clear and present danger of government tyranny.

Summary of Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland

The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors. These threat actors seek to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest, which could potentially inspire acts of violence. Mass casualty attacks and other acts of targeted violence conducted by lone offenders and small groups acting in furtherance of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances pose an ongoing threat to the nation. While the conditions underlying the heightened threat landscape have not significantly changed over the last year, the convergence of the following factors has increased the volatility, unpredictability, and complexity of the threat environment: (1) the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions; (2) continued calls for violence directed at U.S. critical infrastructure; soft targets and mass gatherings; faith-based institutions, such as churches, synagogues, and mosques; institutions of higher education; racial and religious minorities; government facilities and personnel, including law enforcement and the military; the media; and perceived ideological opponents; and (3) calls by foreign terrorist organizations for attacks on the United States based on recent events. <Source>

When the government defines terrorism in terms of information, they are conferring onto themselves the ability to remove or restrict your constitutional rights without due process.

Bottom line…

The idea that questioning your government or speaking your mind is somehow a terrorist activity that needs to be monitored and punished is another step toward tyranny. 

Folks, we have done it to ourselves. Most individuals are so busy with their daily lives that they don't have the time to read, research, digest, and make sense of the information spewing into their lives with the force of a firehose. Many are so lazy that they prefer curated snapshots and soundbites over longer, well-reasoned expositions.

If we allow the progressive communist democrats to prevail in the 2024 election, we are well and thoroughly screwed. What is at stake is political betrayal and the loss of the concept of the "consent of the governed."

-- 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 JANUARY 6 TAUGHT US ABOUT THE 2024 ELECTION

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After three years, January 6 taught us all what we have to know about the 2024 election: the progressive communist democrats will say or do anything, fair or foul, to gain or maintain political power.

What we saw on January 6 was not an insurrection, a violent uprising against an authority or government. Yes, there was rioting, but not far worse than we saw with radical communist front groups such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter, who, for the record, did take over government-owned and controlled property in a rebellion against the authority of local, state, and federal government.

What we saw on January 6 was a media that was willing and able to lie about the events of the day, putting forth a narrative crafted by the progressive communist democrats instead of reporting the news.

What we saw on January 6 was chaos, confusion, and incompetence in response to a rag-tag group of rioters. There is no longer any doubt that federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies were embedded within the crowd and that some uniformed law enforcement personnel openly and voluntarily allowed people to enter the Capitol, and video recordings show most of these “trespassers” interacting with officers who appeared to be engaged in crowd control. At the time of her murder, protester Ashli Babbitt was standing next to at least three police officers with an armed SWAT team less than a hundred feet away.

What we saw was the gross corruption of the Department of Justice and the FBI in prosecuting, in actuality, persecuting, members of the crowd, some of whom merely walked through an open door.

What we saw was the gross corruption of Congress, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and liar, leaker, and evidence manipulator Adam Schiff, whose one-sided impeachment of President Trump was not only unconstitutional but treasonous as it amounted to an attempt to overthrow a duly elected President.

The worm turns…

When asked about the persecution of the January 6 defendants on Fox News, even Trump’s turncoat Attorney General Bill Barr now admits, “Well, you know, like everything else the left does, they did, I think, go too far.” “Really? You don’t say.”

And then there is former Vice President Mike Pence claiming, "I’ve heard the many repeated assurances from the FBI that they were not involved and I take them at their word.”  After all the sworn testimony and documentary evidence, Pence is corrupt, stupid, or blind--perhaps all three in his hatred of Donald Trump. 

Bottom line…

Considering that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other high-ranking government officials committed far worse offenses than Bernie Madoff, it is only appropriate that they be given life sentences in prison.

That the Democrat Party be purged of Marxists and Communists.

That the judiciary below the Supreme Court is subject to term limits.

And there is much, much more to be done. But first, we must vote the bastard Democrats out in 2024.

And we are so screwed when a feckless GOP cannot stand up for America. While the GOP may have been complicit, they were not the source of the chaos and corruption.

-- 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