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  1. Now that we know Trump will nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court, I think this is a good time to take a look at one of the nation’s most divisive subjects. This nomination presents a potential threat to Roe v. Wade and bodily autonomy/reproductive rights to all women. Abortion rights will be contested and potentially overturned with a Trump victory. This thought should be enough to send chills down the spines of millions of women, and send them to the ballot box in November. Before I go any further I’ll give you my stances on abortion: 1. I am not pro-abortion. 2. I am pro-choice. 3. I do not think personhood starts at conception. A fetus is not able to survive on its own without the mother’s body and is fully dependent on it. Right to life does not imply that there is a right to someone’s body. (If you woke up and found out you were conjoined with another person who was now sharing your liver, you should be able to remove that person from your body, even if it means they will die.) Legally calling abortion “murder” makes every single miscarriage technically “involuntary manslaughter” and can subject them to prosecution. By making abortion illegal, you are making miscarriage also illegal. This already happens: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06/28/she-miscarried-after-being-shot-prosecutors-are-weighing-manslaughter-case-against-her/ https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/11/8/20954980/stillbirth-miscarriage-murder-abortion-chelsea-becker-news https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/el-salvador-abortion-rape-laws-miscarriage-evelyn-hernandez-birth-a9083021.html Would that mean that if a woman decides to eat garbage food and drink alcohol to force a miscarriage it should be illegal? Or would that be the state infringing on your rights? “Anti-abortion is the responsible choice” is merely an opinion. If a mother knows she will be unfit or does not want the child, she should not be forced to carry a child to term. Especially if child birth poses risk of death. Not all women have access to contraception, and not all contraception is 100% effective. Not all women have access to good sex education. Women should not have to carry the children of their rapists. This should be self-explanatory, but I’m sure a few of you out there will disagree. I’m going to guess you aren’t a woman. “Adoption is the alternative to abortion”. Women are not only getting abortions to get out of having and raising children. Pregnancy and childbirth take an enormous toll on the human body. “The reasons most frequently cited were that having a child would interfere with a woman's education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%); that she could not afford a baby now (73%); and that she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%). Nearly four in 10 women said they had completed their childbearing, and almost one-third were not ready to have a child. Fewer than 1% said their parents' or partners' desire for them to have an abortion was the most important reason. Younger women often reported that they were unprepared for the transition to motherhood, while older women regularly cited their responsibility to dependents.” https://www.guttmacher.org/journals/psrh/2005/reasons-us-women-have-abortions-quantitative-and-qualitative-perspectives “Women use abortion as birth control” is absolute insanity. Considering contraceptives are cheaper and easier to find, as well as less painful, emotionally draining, and come without stigma. no data supports this. Abortions are not dangerous. The risk of dying in child birth is 13 times higher than an abortion. However, thousands of people worldwide from backroom abortions, where abortions are not legal. “What if __someone famous___ was aborted?” This argument is so dumb it doesn’t deserve a response. But I will… Would that mean abortion laws should only be influenced by how great the fetus ultimately became? Okay, well what if Hitler was aborted? “I don’t want my tax dollars paying for abortions!” Well I don’t want my money paying for wars that kill innocent people, but here we are. Here is a great article on preventing abortions. If you want to prevent them, offer free and low-cost access contraception. https://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/30/colorado-teen-pregnancy-abortion-rates-drop-free-low-cost-iud/ “The Colorado Family Planning Initiative drove a 50 percent reduction in teen births and abortions, avoided nearly $70 million in public assistance costs and empowered thousands of young women to make their own choices on when or whether to start a family….. Teen birth rate was nearly cut in half. Teen abortion rate was nearly cut in half. Births to women without a high school education fell 38 percent. Second and higher order births to teens were cut by 57 percent. Birth rate among young women ages 20-24 was cut by 20 percent. Average age of first birth increased by 1.2 years among all women. Rapid repeat births declined by 12 percent among all women. Costs avoided: $66.1-$69.6 million.” https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe/cfpi-report I believe that heart beat bills are stupid, and not based on any science. They are clearly based on the electorate trying to pander to voters. There is no heart at 6 weeks. It’s still an embryo.
  2. This is a very, very long story which details dubious write-offs, money made while in office, massive financial losses and sheltering money using family members. LONG-CONCEALED RECORDS SHOW TRUMP’S CHRONIC LOSSES AND YEARS OF TAX AVOIDANCE Donald J. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750. He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made. As the president wages a re-election campaign that polls say he is in danger of losing, his finances are under stress, beset by losses and hundreds of millions of dollars in debt coming due that he has personally guaranteed. Also hanging over him is a decade-long audit battle with the Internal Revenue Service over the legitimacy of a $72.9 million tax refund that he claimed, and received, after declaring huge losses. An adverse ruling could cost him more than $100 million. The tax returns that Mr. Trump has long fought to keep private tell a story fundamentally different from the one he has sold to the American public. His reports to the I.R.S. portray a businessman who takes in hundreds of millions of dollars a year yet racks up chronic losses that he aggressively employs to avoid paying taxes. Now, with his financial challenges mounting, the records show that he depends more and more on making money from businesses that put him in potential and often direct conflict of interest with his job as president. The returns are some of the most sought-after, and speculated-about, records in recent memory. In Mr. Trump’s nearly four years in office — and across his endlessly hyped decades in the public eye — journalists, prosecutors, opposition politicians and conspiracists have, with limited success, sought to excavate the enigmas of his finances. By their very nature, the filings will leave many questions unanswered, many questioners unfulfilled. They comprise information that Mr. Trump has disclosed to the I.R.S., not the findings of an independent financial examination. They report that Mr. Trump owns hundreds of millions of dollars in valuable assets, but they do not reveal his true wealth. Nor do they reveal any previously unreported connections to Russia. The tax data examined by The Times provides a road map of revelations, from write-offs for the cost of a criminal defense lawyer and a mansion used as a family retreat to a full accounting of the millions of dollars the president received from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Together with related financial documents and legal filings, the records offer the most detailed look yet inside the president’s business empire. They reveal the hollowness, but also the wizardry, behind the self-made-billionaire image — honed through his star turn on “The Apprentice” — that helped propel him to the White House and that still undergirds the loyalty of many in his base. Ultimately, Mr. Trump has been more successful playing a business mogul than being one in real life. The picture that perhaps emerges most starkly from the mountain of figures and tax schedules prepared by Mr. Trump’s accountants is of a businessman-president in a tightening financial vise. Most of Mr. Trump’s core enterprises — from his constellation of golf courses to his conservative-magnet hotel in Washington — report losing millions, if not tens of millions, of dollars year after year. His revenue from “The Apprentice” and from licensing deals is drying up, and several years ago he sold nearly all the stocks that now might have helped him plug holes in his struggling properties. The tax audit looms. And within the next four years, more than $300 million in loans — obligations for which he is personally responsible — will come due. Against that backdrop, the records go much further toward revealing the actual and potential conflicts of interest created by Mr. Trump’s refusal to divest himself of his business interests while in the White House. His properties have become bazaars for collecting money directly from lobbyists, foreign officials and others seeking face time, access or favor; the records for the first time put precise dollar figures on those transactions. At the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., a flood of new members starting in 2015 allowed him to pocket an additional $5 million a year from the business. In 2017, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association paid at least $397,602 to the Washington hotel, where the group held at least one event during its four-day World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians. The Times was also able to take the fullest measure to date of the president’s income from overseas, where he holds ultimate sway over American diplomacy. When he took office, Mr. Trump said he would pursue no new foreign deals as president. Even so, in his first two years in the White House, his revenue from abroad totaled $73 million. And while much of that money was from his golf properties in Scotland and Ireland, some came from licensing deals in countries with authoritarian-leaning leaders or thorny geopolitics — for example, $3 million from the Philippines, $2.3 million from India and $1 million from Turkey. Mr. Trump’s net income from his fame — his 50 percent share of “The Apprentice,” together with the riches showered upon him by the scores of suitors paying to use his name — totaled $427.4 million through 2018. A further $176.5 million in profit came to him through his investment in two highly successful office buildings. So how did he escape nearly all taxes on that fortune? Even the effective tax rate paid by the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans could have caused him to pay more than $100 million. The answer rests in a third category of Mr. Trump’s endeavors: businesses that he owns and runs himself. The collective and persistent losses he reported from them largely absolved him from paying federal income taxes on the $600 million from “The Apprentice,” branding deals and investments. That equation is a key element of the alchemy of Mr. Trump’s finances: using the proceeds of his celebrity to purchase and prop up risky businesses, then wielding their losses to avoid taxes. Throughout his career, Mr. Trump’s business losses have often accumulated in sums larger than could be used to reduce taxes on other income in a single year. But the tax code offers a workaround: With some restrictions, business owners can car It did not take long for conflicts to emerge when Mr. Trump ran for president and won. The Philippines’ strongman leader, Rodrigo Duterte, chose as a special trade envoy to Washington the businessman behind the Trump tower in Manila. In Argentina, a key person who had been involved in a Uruguayan licensing deal that earned Mr. Trump $2.3 million was appointed to a cabinet post. The president’s conflicts have been most evident with Turkey, where the business community and the authoritarian government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have not hesitated to leverage various Trump enterprises to their advantage. When Turkish-American relations were at a low point, a Turkish business group canceled a conference at Mr. Trump’s Washington hotel; six months later, when the two countries were on better terms, the rescheduled event was attended by Turkish government officials. Turkish Airlines also chose the Trump National Golf Club in suburban Virginia to host an event. More broadly, the tax records suggest other ways in which Mr. Trump’s presidency has propped up his sagging bottom line. Monthly credit card receipts, reported to the I.R.S. by third-party card processing firms, reflect the way certain of his resorts, golf courses and hotels became favored stamping grounds, if not venues for influence-trading, beginning in 2015 and continuing into his time in the White House. The credit card data does not reflect total revenue, and is useful mainly for showing short-term ups and downs of consumer interest in a business. While two of Mr. Trump’s marquee draws — the Washington hotel in the Old Post Office and the Doral golf resort — are loaded with debt and continue to lose money, both have seen credit card transactions rise markedly with his political ascent. At the hotel, the monthly receipts grew from $3.7 million in December 2016 shortly after it opened, to $5.4 million in January 2017 and $6 million by May 2018. At Doral, after Mr. Trump declared his candidacy in June 2015, credit card revenue more than doubled, to $13 million, for the three months through August, compared with the same period the year before. One Trump enterprise that has been regularly profitable, and is a persistent source of concern about ethical conflicts and national security lapses, is the Mar-a-Lago club. Profits there rose sharply after Mr. Trump declared his candidacy, as courtiers eagerly joining up brought a tenfold rise in cash from initiation fees — from $664,000 in 2014 to just under $6 million in 2016, even before Mr. Trump doubled the cost of initiation in January 2017. The membership rush allowed the president to take $26 million out of the business from 2015 through 2018, nearly triple the rate at which he had paid himself in the prior two years. Some of the largest payments from business groups for events or conferences at Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties have come since Mr. Trump became president, the tax records show. At Doral, Mr. Trump collected a total of at least $7 million in 2015 and 2016 from Bank of America, and at least $1.2 million in 2017 and 2018 from a trade association representing food retailers and wholesalers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce paid Doral at least $406,599 in 2018. Beyond one-time payments for events or memberships, large corporations also pay rent for space in the few commercial buildings Mr. Trump actually owns. Walgreens, the pharmacy giant that resolved an antitrust matter before federal regulators in 2017, pays $3.4 million a year for a lease at 40 Wall Street, a Trump-owned office building in Manhattan. Another renter at 40 Wall, for $2.5 million a year, is Atane Engineers, which changed its name in 2018 after a corruption scandal that culminated in two former top executives’ pleading guilty to paying bribes for city infrastructure contracts. Despite the criminal case — which landed the company on New York State’s list of “non-responsible entities” that require a waiver to obtain state contracts — the newly christened Atane registered as an eligible federal contractor with no restrictions listed in its file. Rental income over all at 40 Wall has risen markedly, from $30.5 million in 2014 to $43.2 million in 2018. The tax records show that the cost of existing leases there has risen. and at least four law firms appear to have moved in since Mr. Trump ran for president. In addition to buildings he owns outright, there is the president’s stake in the Vornado partnerships that control two valuable office towers — 1290 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan and 555 California Street in San Francisco. Vornado’s chief executive, Steven Roth, is a close Trump ally recently named to the White House economic recovery council. Last year, the president appointed Mr. Roth’s wife, Daryl Roth, to the Kennedy Center board of trustees. Vornado tenants include a roster of blue-chip firms paying multimillion-dollar leases, many of whom regularly do business with, lobby or are regulated by the federal government. Among the dozens of leases paid in 2018 to Mr. Trump’s Vornado partnerships, according to his tax records, were $5.8 million from Goldman Sachs; $3.1 million from Microsoft; $32.7 million from Neuberger Berman, an investment management company; and $8.8 million from the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
  3. An anonymous source has provided the Tatum Report with new, stunning and detailed information regarding the Breonna Taylor death case. The new information was obtained by the source directly from the police investigation of Breonna Taylor’s death and that has yet to be released to the public. This new information could completely change the direction of this case. This never before released complete investigation from the LPD includes surveillance images and recorded phone calls between Jamarcus Glover, Breonna Taylor and others on the warrants and shows just how involved Taylor was in Glover’s drug enterprise and why the police were at her house the night of her death. Many celebrities and media outlets have portrayed Taylor as totally innocent in all of this but the transcript paints a different picture. The Tatum Report has provided the complete report that was obtained from the source below. Private information like phone numbers and social security numbers have been redacted. https://www.tatumreportexclusive.com/shocking-report-leaked-in-breonna-taylor-death-investigation-shows-how-involved-she-really-was/
  4. IT IS A FINE DAY in the Libertarian utopia. Archibald Elbert Winchell rose from his bed bleary eyed, but well rested and focused to meet the day. As he rose, his bed servant, a lovely girl of thirteen whom he had contracted out from her mother, a mine worker, rushed to signal the other servants to begin the day. In truth he liked the girl, but he was contractually obligated to give her the lash if she was too slow about her business- and, after all, contracts were everything. She returned with a small group of other contracted servants -calling them indentured was rather gauche, not to mention old fashioned- proceeded to wash him down and then dress him. After he was fully clothed he stepped out on his balcony and looked over his holdings. When Archie was a young lad, in a time he barely remembered, men of means such as himself were encumbered by a thousand petty rules and regulations governing everything one could imagine. The government stole half of Archie’s father’s fortune, or so the old man claimed. When Archie went over the books, he found the old man had exaggerated, but even five percent of his income was a theft beyond belief. What cowards they must have been, to accept such a yoke. Stretching on before him was a plantation of size and efficiency that would stun the old masters of the south: coca plants for cocaine production and poppy fields stretched from horizon to horizon. Heroin and crack cocaine were Archie’s products. He’d doubled his profit margins in the last year by cutting his product. A few dozen people had died, he heard, but the motto of the new society was their guide: caveat emptor. In that spirit, Archie waited patiently for his food tasted to sample each of his items. Archie had all of his food examined, and then tasted. He’s lost two servants this year to e-coli, another to metal shavings in the food, and a third to dysentery. A shipment of canned tuna had been improperly soldered with lead, but Archie caught it in time. As an informed buyer, he did what was appropriate when he purchased poisoned, contaminated, or otherwise inedible food: he took his business elsewhere. There was much to do, but first, he had to review the fees and cut a check to the local police squad. There were three of them, and Archie made sure that he was a good patron, and so his boys would deal with any issues on his land discretely, and would turn a blind eye to his... excesses. After a breakfast of steaky, fatty bacon, foie gras, horsemeat, a touch of shark fin soup and whale tartar, he rose for the day in earnest. His automobile was one of the finest available, with a sixteen cylinder engine and open mufflers. To think, when he was a boy, the government told people what equipment to have in their vehicles! Why waste money on a seat belt when he had no intention of crashing? With a handful of his own trustee guards, he first toured the plantation slowly, stopping to speak with the overseers one by one. The work was back breaking, and this year alone he’d lost six of his employees to accidents of various stripes. Most of them hadn’t chosen to purchase health insurance with Archie’s company scrip, even though his price was quite reasonable. The poor unfortunates often didn’t have enough legal tender or credit to pay the door fee at an emergency ward, but that was not Archie’s concern; no man had a right to healthcare, after all. Outside his walled compound, Archie drove fast. Speed limits were a distant memory, and his contracted police ignored him no matter what he did. It was a short drive into town, to his office. He spent the morning reviewing memoranda and reports from his mining operation. Archie ran a tight ship in his asbestos mines, increasing his margins by forgoing safety equipment and primarily hiring children, who were better suited to underground operations. He had a dozen lawsuits from grieving mothers, but it was no matter- contracts were contracts and his were ironclad, even more so when reviews by Archie’s panel of employed judges; the contract forfeited the right to a state court in favor of individual arbitration. Archie received the accounts, and visualizing the gold he was collecting (fiat currency was long abandoned, greenbacks were near worthless, and most trade took place in checks, IOUs, and company scrip) Archie loaded his pockets with some of his own scrip and a few gold coins, and went out on the town. While strolling down the main avenue past the drug dealers, strip clubs, and brothels, he strolled into his favorite gun store to overlook the new wares. He had his eye on particular on a new rocket launcher. Such weapons were freely available to own, but only men of means such as himself could purchase them. It was for the best- not only did the old government perform a background check -something that mystified and horrified Archie- they let just anyone who passed one buy guns as they pleased. Foreigners, blacks, even women. Archie vividly remembered when the change came and the old government fell. His mother wept when she was forbidden her work as a physician and all her credit and bank accounts cancelled, but later on she grew happy and content. Outside, a familiar pimp offered Archie the chance to peruse the new wares. None were to his liking, so he passed and willed away a few hours at a gladiatorial game; they used to call it “football” before the machetes were introduced. To Archie, it seemed like feet had little to nothing to do with the ball. After some absinthe and laudanum, Archie met with a few similar men of means. It was time to settle down and he was in the market for a bride. The girls sad meekly while Archie and his negotiating partners dickered and haggled over them. The girls didn’t strike his fancy and the offers were poor -they all wanted stock in his drug trade- so he’d have to come back another day. Near sunset, Archie returned home. There had been more injuries; a twelve year old runner mowed down by a tractor, a broken leg, and a knife fight arranged by two of the overseers who’d grown bored. He would fire them, of course. His friends in the police would deal with the troubles. The contracts left him no liabilities, but he was kind enough to see that the injured were transported to the edge of his land, where they would need to arrange further travel to the emergency wards themselves. Their chances were poor, but alas, Archie had no responsibility to them. To even contemplate it would be to submit himself to slavery! After a lovely dinner of ostrich eggs and giraffe filet, he retired, calling his bed servant to join him. He was tired from the day and had no plans to make use of her talents, but he’d grown used to her presence. He could marry her if he chose, and was sure she’d be grateful, but marriage was for making contracts. It was understood that the girl and her successors would remain, discretely, and his new wife would say nothing or be cast out of his house without a penny. So it was. Archie did not awake again until he felt thin legs straddling his waist and fire about his neck. A silk cord from one of his window treatments was wound around his neck, burning. The girl’s eyes met his and before his throat closed, he managed to gasp out, “Why?” And she said, “I got a better offer.”
  5. A vehicle plowed through a crowd of Trump supporters in Yorba Linda, California, on Saturday. The incident reportedly took place in a parking lot. Violence broke out as supporters of President Donald Trump staged a counter protest against a Black Lives Matter demonstration organized by the Urban Organizers Coalition. The pro-Trump crowd reportedly confronted the militant leftists while chanting “USA,” leading to multiple fights prior to the car driving through the crowd of American Patriots. “At least two people were injured, including a man who was bloodied. Ambulances were summoned. People chased the car, which eventually stopped and was surrounded by sheriff’s deputies,” the OC Register reports. A far-left reporter at the scene tweeted that there was “more violence than I’ve ever seen at one of these things.” The driver of the car, a woman, has not been arrested, according to the OC Register. ABC 7 reports that they have been detained, however, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Department. At least one person has been transported to the hospital with injuries. An unlawful assembly was declared and the police have been working to clear the scene. LINK
  6. It's coming people. Don't stick your heads in the sand or refuse to acknowledge the "possibility". Be on the look out and speak up.
  7. Welp... I guess they could always try again with another partisan investigation with false info. Curiously there is no mention of Clinesmith falsifying paperwork to paint a person, Page, as working for the Russians instead of with the US and against the Russians as well as the many other egregious actions of the intelligence community. That story hasn't really made it to the MSM news and he's painted as a "low level attorney." I know the Leftists will cry that it was written by Republicans but they're forgetting that Rubio is pure RINO and he did leave in some more untruthful nuggets like the Manafort-Kilimnik connection and the business about Wikileaks who did not receive the information from any Russians which is why Assange is locked up. If anything, the whole affair serves as an example of how incompetent the government is even in fabricating evidence to frame someone. Oh yeah, and government money was used to pay for this bogus intelligence which means that we did. No collusion in 2016 between Trump campaign and Russia: Senate Intelligence Committee report The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, but campaign members’ frequent contact with people linked to the Kremlin raised counterintelligence concerns, according to a bipartisan report released Tuesday. The fifth and final volume of the panel’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election largely mirrored the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, which also failed to show a Trump-Russia conspiracy. Mr. Mueller, who wrapped up his investigation last year, confirmed that Russia interfered in the 2016 election but did so without coordination from the Trump campaign. Still, the intelligence committee went beyond Mr. Mueller’s conclusions in several key ways. Among the report’s most important revelations were concerns that President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort had ties to people linked to the Russian government; Russian officials tried to exploit the inexperience of Mr. Trump’s transition team; and candidate Trump closely watched WikiLeaks’ release of damaging emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. The panel assailed the FBI for failing to verify allegations of a salacious, unverified dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele. FBI agents relied on the dossier, in part, to obtain a warrant to surveil Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Steele dossier Committee members dinged the FBI for failing to take the necessary steps to validate Mr. Steele’s conclusions and not giving the dossier closer scrutiny after a subsource raised concerns about its reliability. As of the date of the report, “almost all” assertions in the Steele dossier remain unverified, said the intelligence committee, which is led by acting Chairman Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, and Sen. Mark R. Warner, Virginia Democrat. Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, was chairman for most of the committee’s probe. The FBI gave the Steele dossier “unjustified credence” and failed to change course even after one of Mr. Steele’s subsources raised serous concerns about his accuracy, according to the report. “Steele’s reporting lacked rigor and transparency about the quality of the sourcing,” the senators wrote. The panel’s conclusions ultimately dispute Mr. Trump’s claims that Russian interference was a hoax, but it also counters Democrats’ claims that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the election. Differing conclusions The mixed results left Republicans and Democrats drawing different conclusions as Election Day approaches. Republicans and Mr. Trump’s reelection campaign hailed the findings as an exoneration, reviving their frequent complaint that the Russia collusion investigation was a hoax. The report’s “additional views” section highlights the partisan divide in the panel’s conclusions. Republicans on the committee wrote that the investigation shows, “with no doubt, there was no collusion.” But Democrats wrote that the evidence amassed in the probe shows “what collusion looks like.” Still, Mr. Trump’s campaign highlighted the report’s findings. “As this report proves — yet again — there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign,” said campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh. “The report does remind Americans that there was, however, political reliance on foreign assistance in 2016, since Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC paid for the bogus Steele dossier assembled by a foreign operative using Russian disinformation.” Mr. Rubio seized on the findings related to the FBI’s handling of the Steele dossier. “We found irrefutable evidence of Russian meddling,” he said in a statement. “And we discovered deeply troubling actions taken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, particularly their acceptance and willingness to rely on the ‘Steele dossier’ without verifying its methodology or sourcing.” Mr. Warner called the level of contact between Trump officials and Russian operatives “breathtaking” and “a very real counterintelligence threat to our elections.” “I encourage all Americans to carefully review the documented evidence of the unprecedented and massive intervention campaign waged on behalf of then-candidate Donald Trump by Russians and their operatives and to reach their own independent conclusions,” Mr. Warner said. Paul Manafort Konstantin Kilimnik, a Ukrainian businessman who once worked for Manafort, was identified in the Senate report as “a Russian intelligence officer.” In the Mueller report, Mr. Kilimnik is said only to have “ties to Russian intelligence.” He has repeatedly disputed that allegation. The committee said it had obtained some information that Mr. Kilimnik was connected to a Russian hack-and-leak operation targeting the 2016 election. The senators said Manafort’s top-level campaign access and willingness to share information with Mr. Kilimnik represented “a grave counterintelligence threat,” the report said. The committee said it was “unable to determine why” Manafort shared sensitive internal polling data and campaign strategy with Mr. Kilimnik or whether Mr. Kilimnik passed along that information. After the election, Manafort continued to work with Mr. Kilminik and others to undermine evidence of Russian interference, the report said. Manafort was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2018 on financial fraud charges arising from the Mueller probe. He was released from federal prison this year because of the coronavirus crisis. Transition team Russia took advantage of the inexperience among members of Mr. Trump’s transition team as well as their desire to roll back Obama-era policies to create “unofficial channels” through which it could connect to the incoming administration. “The existence of a cadre of informal advisers to the transition team with varying levels of access to the president-elect and varying awareness of foreign affairs presented attractive targets for foreign influence, creating notable counterintelligence vulnerabilities,” the committee wrote in the report. The lack of vetting by the transition team left it open to “influence and manipulation” to foreign intelligence services, the panel wrote. WikiLeaks Another key finding in the report is that WikiLeaks “likely knew” it was aiding Russian efforts to influence the election when it published hacked emails from the DNC and Mrs. Clinton’s campaign. U.S. intelligence agencies previously raised questions about whether the anti-secrecy group and its founder, Julian Assange, were aware that they were helping Russian efforts. The report also said there is strong evidence that Mr. Trump kept close tabs on WikiLeaks’ releases through longtime friend Roger Stone. Stone was convicted last year of lying to Congress about his efforts to connect with WikiLeaks to learn more about its upcoming releases. The finding raises questions about Mr. Trump’s written responses to the Mueller team in which he said he did not recall any conversations about WikiLeaks. “The committee assesses that Trump did, in fact, speak with Stone about WikiLeaks and with members of his campaign about Stone’s access to WikiLeaks on multiple occasions,” the report said.
  8. Goddamn, that Trump guy is so dumb he can't even get racism right! Trump: $500 billion to black communities, Antifa, KKK now ‘terrorist organizations’ President Trump announced his plan for black America, designating antifa, and the KKK as terrorist organizations. He is increasing capital to black communities by $500 billion. Calling it the “Platinum Plan,’ the details will include “opportunity,” “security,” “prosperity,” and “fairness” for the black community. “For decades, Democrat politicians like Joe Biden have taken Black voters for granted. They made you big promises before every election—and then the moment they got to Washington, they abandoned you and sold you out,” the president is expected to say Friday, according to remarks exclusively obtained by Fox News. “The Democrats will always take Black voters for granted until large numbers of Black Americans vote Republican.” The president is expected to tout the plan as “a bold vision that we can and will achieve over the next four years.” The president’s plan, according to the campaign, will increase access to capital in Black communities by almost $500 billion, help to create 500,000 new black-owned businesses, and help to create 3 million new jobs for the Black community. Fox News obtained a copy of the “Platinum Plan.” It states that it will “prosecute the KKK and ANTIFA as terrorist organizations and make lynching a national hate crime.” He’s going to make Juneteenth a national holiday.
  9. It was merely a fabricated preemptive strike to take away from the damage of this footage. Video Surfaces of Joe Biden Telling Military Members They Are ‘Stupid Bastards,’ Other Remarks During his remarks, he talks about endorsing the application to the Air Force Academy of the officer in charge at the location, Lt. Johnson. Biden then tells the military members “incredibly good judgment” and that they should “Clap for that, you stupid bastards, come on, man.” He apparently didn’t think they clapped enough for his satisfaction because he then followed it up with telling them they were a “dull bunch,” saying “must be slow here.” After The Atlantic story ran about Trump, Biden attacked Trump saying, “Mr. President, if you don’t respect our troops, you can’t lead them,” despite the fact the story was debunked. His rapid response people claimed that Biden was joking, saying that he also praised them elsewhere in the remarks. “Vice President Biden was jokingly encouraging the audience to clap for an airwoman on the stage, and a number of service members can be seen laughing and smiling at the comment,”Andrew Bates said. So they basically are admitting the remarks. But you can tell, just as happens with him now when he doesn’t like something, that he’s snippy that they didn’t respond enough to him and he was chiding them. And that’s not the way you address the military, even ‘joking.’ You can see the guy to Biden’s left, he’s pretty much all of us, like ‘that’s not appropriate.’ The reaction to Biden’s newly discovered remarks wasn’t good and people weren’t letting his people get by with the “he was just joking” response, especially after all the attacks on Trump, when Biden’s remarks are actually on video and real. Everyone knows had this been Trump, the media would excoriate him and we’d never hear the end of it.
  10. "Why do people continue supporting Trump no matter what he does?" A lady named Bev answered it this way: “You all don't get it. I live in Trump country, in the Ozarks in southern Missouri, one of the last places where the KKK still has a relatively strong established presence. They don't give a shit what he does. He's just something to rally around and hate liberals, that's it, period. He absolutely realizes that and plays it up. They love it. He knows they love it. The fact that people act like it's anything other than that proves to them that liberals are idiots, all the more reason for high fives all around. If you keep getting caught up in "why do they not realize this problem" and "how can they still back Trump after this scandal," then you do not understand what the underlying motivating factor of his support is. It's fuck liberals, that's pretty much it. Have you noticed he can do pretty much anything imaginable, and they'll explain some way that rationalizes it that makes zero logical sense? Because they're not even keeping track of any coherent narrative, it's irrelevant. Fuck liberals is the only relevant thing. Trust me; I know firsthand what I'm talking about. That's why they just laugh at it all because you all don't even realize they truly don't give a fuck about whatever the conversation is about. It's just a side mission story that doesn't matter anyway. That's all just trivial details - the economy, health care, whatever. Fuck liberals. Look at the issue with not wearing the masks. I can tell you what that's about. It's about exposing fear. They're playing chicken with nature, and whoever flinches just moved down their internal pecking order, one step closer to being a liberal. You've got to understand the one core value that they hold above all others is hatred for what they consider weakness because that's what they believe strength is, hatred of weakness. And I mean passionate, sadistic hatred. And I'm not exaggerating. Believe me. Sadistic, passionate hatred, and that's what proves they're strong, their passionate hatred for weakness. Sometimes they will lump vulnerability in with weakness. They do that because people tend to start humbling themselves when they're in some compromising or overwhelming circumstance, and to them, that's an obvious sign of weakness. Kindness = weakness. Honesty = weakness. Compromise = weakness. They consider their very existence to be superior in every way to anyone who doesn't hate weakness as much as they do. They consider liberals to be weak people that are inferior, almost a different species, and the fact that liberals are so weak is why they have to unite in large numbers, which they find disgusting, but it's that disgust that is a true expression of their natural superiority. Go ahead and try to have a logical, rational conversation with them. Just keep in mind what I said here and be forewarned.”
  11. Absentee also acceptable. Everything else is suspect. Election fraud looms. Wait and see. Proof of identification should also be a must. Why would anyone have a problem with that? Let me guess.
  12. Jesus.... The revolt has begun. Demons are being unleashed. Madness sweeps across the land. The only positive thing I can take from this is that this might be what it takes for Florida to go with Biden
  13. Generalissimo Donald says: "That's a real nice country you've got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it." . https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-54274115
  14. ‘I Feel Sorry for Americans’: A Baffled World Watches the U.S. From the New York Times By Hannah Beech From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus? And why won’t the president commit to a peaceful transition of power? Myanmar is a poor country struggling with open ethnic warfare and a coronavirus outbreak that could overload its broken hospitals. That hasn’t stopped its politicians from commiserating with a country they think has lost its way. “I feel sorry for Americans,” said U Myint Oo, a member of parliament in Myanmar. “But we can’t help the U.S. because we are a very small country.” The same sentiment prevails in Canada, one of the most developed countries. Two out of three Canadians live within about 60 miles of the American border. “Personally, it’s like watching the decline of the Roman Empire,” said Mike Bradley, the mayor of Sarnia, an industrial city on the border with Michigan, where locals used to venture for lunch. Amid the pandemic and in the run-up to the presidential election, much of the world is watching the United States with a mix of shock, chagrin and, most of all, bafflement. How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus? And after nearly four years during which President Trump has praised authoritarian leaders and obscenely dismissed some other countries as insignificant and crime-ridden, is the United States in danger of exhibiting some of the same traits he has disparaged? “The U.S.A. is a first-world country but it is acting like a third-world country,” said U Aung Thu Nyein, a political analyst in Myanmar. Adding to the sense of bewilderment, Mr. Trump has refused to embrace an indispensable principle of democracy, dodging questions about whether he will commit to a peaceful transition of power after the November election should he lose. His demurral, combined with his frequent attacks on the balloting process, earned a rebuke from Republicans, including Senator Mitt Romney of Utah. “Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power,” Mr. Romney wrote on Twitter. “Without that, there is Belarus.” In Belarus, where tens of thousands of people have faced down the police after the widely disputed re-election last month of President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, Mr. Trump’s remarks sounded familiar. “It reminds me of Belarus, when a person cannot admit defeat and looks for any means to prove that he couldn’t lose,” said Kiryl Kalbasnikau, a 29-year-old opposition activist and actor. “This would be a warning sign for any democracy.” Some others in Europe are confident that American institutions are strong enough to withstand assault. “I have no doubt in the ability of the constitutional structures of the United States with their system of checks and balances to function,” said Johann Wadephul of Germany, a senior lawmaker from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. Still, that the president of the United States, the very country that shepherded the birth of Germany’s own peaceful democracy after the defeat of the Third Reich, was wavering on the sanctity of the electoral process has been met with disbelief and dismay. The diminution of the United States’ global image began before the pandemic, as Trump administration officials snubbed international accords and embraced an America First policy. Now, though, its reputation seems to be in free-fall. A Pew Research Center poll of 13 countries found that over the past year, nations including Canada, Japan, Australia and Germany have been viewing the United States in its most negative light in years. In every country surveyed, the vast majority of respondents thought the United States was doing a bad job with the pandemic. Such global disapproval historically has applied to countries with less open political systems and strongmen in charge. But people from just the kind of developing countries that Mr. Trump has mocked say the signs coming from the United States are ominous: a disease unchecked, mass protests over racial and social inequality, and a president who seems unwilling to pledge support for the tenets of electoral democracy. Mexico, perhaps more than any other country, has been the target of Mr. Trump’s ire, with the president using it as a campaign punching bag and vowing to make Mexicans pay for a border wall. Now they are feeling a new emotion that has overtaken their anger and bewilderment at Trumpian insults: sympathy. “We used to look to the U.S. for democratic governance inspiration,” said Eduardo Bohórquez, the director of Transparency International Mexico. “Sadly, this is not the case anymore.” “‘Being great’ is simply not enough,” he added. In Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority democracy, there is a sense that the United States has left the world adrift, even if its application overseas of democratic ideals was imperfect. For decades, Washington supported some of Asia’s most ruthless dictators because they were considered vital to halting communism in the region. “The world sees the dismantling of social cohesion within American society and the mess in managing Covid,” said Yenny Wahid, an Indonesian politician and activist. “There is a vacuum of leadership that needs to be filled, but America is not fulfilling that leadership role.” Ms. Wahid, whose father was president of Indonesia after the country emerged from decades of strongman rule, said she worried that Mr. Trump’s dismissive attitude toward democratic principles could legitimize authoritarians. “Trump inspired many dictators, many leaders who are interested in dictatorship, to copy his style, and he emboldened them,” she said. In places like the Philippines, Mexico and others, elected leaders have been compared to Mr. Trump when they have turned to divisive rhetoric, disregard of institutions, intolerance of dissent and antipathy toward the media. But there is also a sense that Americans are now getting a glimpse of the troubles people living in fragile democracies must endure. “They now know what it’s like in other countries: violating norms, international trade and its own institutions,” said Eunice Rendon, an expert on migration and security and the director of Migrant Agenda, a nonprofit organization in Mexico. “The most powerful country in the world all of a sudden looks vulnerable.” Already, an American passport, which once allowed easy access to almost every country in the world, is no longer a valuable travel pass. Because of the coronavirus, American tourists are banned from most of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America. Albania, Brazil and Belarus are among a small group of countries welcoming Americans with no restrictions, however. The State Department has tried to play up its role in battling the coronavirus overseas, even as the United States struggled to supply its own doctors and nurses with adequate equipment early in the pandemic. In March, the United States provided 10,000 gloves and 5,000 surgical masks, among other medical supplies, to Thailand, which today has recorded fewer than 3,520 coronavirus cases and 59 deaths. Despite the low caseload, most Thais continue to wear face masks in public and the country never suffered a mask shortage. “Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic,” a State Department statement said. In Cambodia, which reports being largely spared by the virus so far, there is a measure of schadenfreude toward the United States. Prime Minister Hun Sen has survived as Asia’s longest serving leader by cracking down on dissent and cozying up to China. He has turned his back on American aid because it often came with conditions to improve human rights. Now, he and his administration are ridiculing the United States and its handling of the pandemic. “He has many nuclear weapons,” Sok Eysan, a spokesman for Mr. Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party, said of Mr. Trump. “But he is careless with a disease that can’t be seen.”
  15. Watchdog Report Cites 3,400 Conflicts Of Interest During Trump Presidency A new report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a non-partisan ethics watchdog that has prolifically documented alleged misconduct in the Trump administration, accuses President Trump of engaging in 400 new conflicts of interest since February, for a total of 3,400 during his presidency. WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the ... [+] GETTY IMAGES KEY FACTS Trump has long drawn scrutiny for frequent visits to his private properties and resorts during his presidency, with Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold estimating the Secret Service has paid as much as $1.1 million to the Trump Organization. The report counts 503 visits to Trump properties during his presidency, including 74 visits just this year, but it also found the seemingly permeable barrier between the federal government and Trump’s businesses gets significantly deeper. Executive branch officials made 885 trips to Trump’s properties and members of Congress visited them 344 times, with 69 state officials and 145 foreign officials also making trips for a total of 2,014 visits by U.S. and foreign officials. The report also notes 231 events held by special interest groups and another 88 events held by political groups – mostly Trump-affiliated ones – at Trump properties, with the political events garnering his private business $23.2 million in revenue since his 2015 campaign announcement including nearly $10 million since his presidency began. Trump and White House officials have used their official platforms to promote or mention Trump businesses 426 times, the report says, with foreign governments granting the Trump Organization 67 trademarks – including 46 from China – despite Trump’s pledge not to pursue foreign deals while in office. CHIEF CRITIC “The extraordinary numbers in this report paint a picture of a president who is fixated on the personal financial benefits he might derive from his public service—and a whole ecosystem of officials, special interests and governments that exploit that fixation in order to curry favor and advance their own interests,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement. “From foreign governments and industries throwing lavish events at his properties to donors and customers buying their way to ambassadorships and top political offices, corruption surrounds this president literally every day.” BIG NUMBER $1.9 Billion. That’s how much Trump’s businesses made in revenue during his first three years in office, Forbes’ Dan Alexander reported. Of that, $2.3 million comes directly from payments made by the Trump campaign. SURPRISING FACT When donors give to the Trump campaign and various other Republican groups, they are giving in part to Trump’s business through events held by those groups at Trump properties. In addition to the $2.3 million spent by the Trump campaign, an $2.3 million was spent by Trump’s joint fundraising committee with the RNC, Trump Victory, and $2.4 million by the RNC itself. Other big spenders include America First Action at $600,000, the Republican Governors Association at $400,000 and House and Senate GOP groups at over $300,000.
  16. But these "peaceful protesters" won't let him. Welcome to the Democratic state police.
  17. How Charismatic Catholic Groups Like Amy Coney Barrett's People of Praise Inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale' Amy Coney Barrett, a favorite to be President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is affiliated with a type of Christian religious group that served as inspiration for Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. Barrett, a devout Catholic, and her husband both belong to the People of Praise group, current and former members have said, according to The New York Times. Their fathers have served as leaders in the group. The charismatic Christian parachurch organization, which was founded in South Bend, Indiana in 1971, teaches that men have authority over their wives. Members swear a lifelong oath of loyalty to one another and are expected to donate at least 5 per cent of their earnings to the group. Members of People of Praise are assigned to personal advisers of the same sex—called a "head" for men and "handmaid" for women, until the rise in popularity of Atwood's novel and the television series based on it forced a change in the latter. Atwood herself has previously referred to the practices of a charismatic Catholic group motivating her to write The Handmaid's Tale, set in the fictional Gilead, where women's bodies are governed and treated as the property of the state under a theocratic regime. She added: "There is a sect now, a Catholic charismatic spinoff sect, which calls the women handmaids. They don't go in for polygamy of this kind but they do threaten the handmaids according to the biblical verse I use in the book—sit down and shut up." While Atwood has not elaborated on which sect she was referring to, a New Yorker profile of the author in 2017 mentions that in a box of newspaper clippings the author collected while writing the novel, there is "an Associated Press item reported on a Catholic congregation in New Jersey being taken over by a fundamentalist sect in which wives were called 'handmaidens'—a word that Atwood had underlined." People of Praise describes itself not as a church, but as a "charismatic Christian community" on its website. The group has about 1,700 members in 22 cities across the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean, according to the website. The covenant community is one of many that formed across the U.S. in the 1970s as a part of the Charismatic Renewal movement in American Christianity, which emphasizes direct personal experience of God through baptism with the Holy Spirit. Craig Lent, the group's overall coordinator, told The South Bend Tribune in 2018 that the organization is officially ecumenical, but its membership is predominantly Catholic. He has also insisted in several interviews that the group is not a cult, but is about building community and friendships, with members that have a range of political views. But some former members have described how "heads" and "handmaids"—now known as "leaders"—can play a huge role in the lives of members, such as directing their choice of partner, where they live and how they raise children. One former member, Emily DeClerq Flannery, told The Tribune that she was thrown out of the group for dating a male member. She also said that she had gotten into trouble with the group for drinking alcohol and that women in a group meeting had reported her when she spoke about her coming to terms with her sexuality. "They're very watchful of their people. They report things to your heads if they see you out doing things you're not supposed to be doing. It's very much a Big Brother type of thing," she said. Lent told The Tribune that any person who admits to homosexual activity, or any other "ongoing, deliberate, unrepentant wrongdoing," would be expelled. People of Praise believes that only married couples should have sex, and that marriage is only between a man and a woman, Lent added. Amy Coney Barrett's connection to People of Praise While he refused to comment on Barrett in 2018, who at the time was in the running to be picked as Trump's nominee before Brett Kavanaugh was ultimately chosen, Lent said that the group stays out of politics (although he said it opposes abortion) and does not attempt to influence its members' professional lives. Nevertheless, concerns have been raised that Barrett's ties to the group as would influence her decisions on the Supreme Court. "These groups can become so absorbing that it's difficult for a person to retain individual judgment," Sarah Barringer Gordon, a professor of constitutional law and history at the University of Pennsylvania, previously told The Times. And while the People of Praise group was never brought up in Barrett's 2017 confirmation hearing for her current post, Senator Dianne Feinstein told Barrett: "The dogma lives loudly within you." Barrett told the senators that her faith would not affect her decisions as a judge. In recent days, abortion rights groups have expressed concern that if put on the Supreme Court, Barrett, a darling of the religious right, could help overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. People of Praise and Barrett, through the Notre Dame Law School where she is on the faculty, have been contacted for comment.
  18. Yes, just the legislation we need nationally! Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the “Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act” The Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act has three components, outlined below: New Criminal Offenses to Combat Rioting, Looting and Violence Prohibition on Violent or Disorderly Assemblies: 3rd degree felony when 7 or more persons are involved in an assembly and cause damage to property or injury to other persons. Prohibition on Obstructing Roadways: 3rd degree felony to obstruct traffic during an unpermitted protest, demonstration or violent or disorderly assembly; driver is NOT liable for injury or death caused if fleeing for safety from a mob. Prohibition on Destroying or Toppling Monuments: 2nd degree felony to destroy public property during a violent or disorderly assembly. Prohibition on Harassment in Public Accommodations: 1st degree misdemeanor for a participant in a violent or disorderly assembly to harass or intimidate a person at a public accommodation, such as a restaurant. RICO Liability: RICO liability attaches to anyone who organizes or funds a violent or disorderly assembly. Increased Penalties Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentence: Striking a law enforcement officer (including with a projectile) during a violent or disorderly assembly = 6 months mandatory minimum jail sentence. Offense Enhancements: Offense and/or sentence enhancements for: (1) throwing an object during a violent or disorderly assembly that strikes a civilian or law enforcement officer; (2) assault/battery of a law enforcement officer during a violent or disorderly assembly; and (3) participation in a violent or disorderly assembly by an individual from another state. Citizen and Taxpayer Protection Measures No “Defund the Police” Permitted: Prohibits state grants or aid to any local government that slashes the budget for law enforcement services. Victim Compensation: Waives sovereign immunity to allow a victim of a crime related to a violent or disorderly assembly to sue local government for damages where the local government is grossly negligent in protecting persons and property. Government Employment/Benefits: Terminates state benefits and makes anyone ineligible for employment by state/local government if convicted of participating in a violent or disorderly assembly. Bail: No bond or bail until first appearance in court if charged with a crime related to participating in a violent or disorderly assembly; rebuttable presumption against bond or bail after first appearance.
  19. Instead of surfacing dirt on Hunter Biden’s allegedly sketchy business ties in Ukraine, a just finished GOP-led Senate probe ended up producing new revelations about former Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s own involvement in Ukraine’s natural gas business. In a Wednesday letter to the Energy Department’s inspector general, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote that in interviews for the Biden probe, Perry—one of the Trump administration’s so-called “Three Amigos” working a shadow Ukraine policy—had been accused of maneuvering to install two allies on the board of Ukraine’s national gas company, Naftogaz. Amos Hochstein, a former Joe Biden adviser on the Naftogaz board, told the committees that while in President Trump’s cabinet, Perry successfully pressured Kyiv to get Robert Bensh and Michael Bleyzer, both of whom have personal natural gas interests, on Naftogaz’s board. Their own companies later secured favorable business deals in Ukraine.
  20. Former Intelligence Agency Director Who Briefed Trump Says He Endangers the Nation's National Security Robert Cardillo, former deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said President Donald Trump endangers the nation's national security in an op-ed published Friday in The Denver Post. "Before this election, I have never spoken out for or against a candidate for any office," he wrote. "But I can be silent no longer." Over nearly four decades, Cardillo has served under six presidents—two Democrats and four Republicans—and has personally briefed both former President Barack Obama and Trump. "Broadly speaking, I can personally attest that Americans were very well served by those they elected to fill critical national security positions," he wrote. "There is one important exception to that statement—our current president." "I have briefed him up close—and I have seen and felt the effect of his faults on our nation's security," he continued. He alleged that Trump bases his decisions on his instincts, which compromises both the public interest and the country's intelligence community for his own personal agenda. "He fails to protect our soldiers when bounties are placed on their heads by his friend Vladimir. And not only does he not respect their service, but President Trump also belittles combat heroes who were taken as prisoners of war," Cardillo wrote. The ex-director of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said the reason he broke his silence was because of Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. "As a nation, we were fortunate that a true crisis did not occur during his first three years in office," he wrote. "In moments of crisis, the American people demand—and deserve—a leader who will put the country first. Full stop. Because the reality and the science of COVID-19 conflicted with his personal views, President Trump knowingly downplayed the pandemic," he added. Cardillo argued that voters will have much more to consider in this year's presidential election than the usual issues. "This is about American lives unnecessarily lost. This is about businesses unnecessarily closed. This is about being guided by service to all Americans. This is about centering decisions on a higher morality," he wrote. "President Trump's actions—and inaction—demonstrates that he is not concerned about any of this."
  21. Get ready for a wild and crazy post-Election day in 2020 folks. So there are two major groups at play, which you've probably never heard of, the first being a group led by retired General Stan McChrystal using propaganda technology funded by the US government on our own citizens. Does that sound troubling in the least? Here we have a massive psyop on the American population using techniques originally developed to combat terrorism and funded by your tax dollars and led by a former military man who can only be called treasonous now. If you thought that Russia troll farm or whatever was bad, wait until you hear about this shit! Dem PAC to use anti-terror technology to counter Trump’s campaign messages A Democrat-aligned political action committee is planning to deploy technology initially developed to counter terrorist propaganda to combat President Trump’s campaign messages about the coronavirus — an effort that will benefit his challenger, Joe Biden, according to a report. The group, Defeat Disinfo, is being advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former head of US forces in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported Friday. They will use artificial intelligence to map out Trump’s claims on social media and then attempt to build a counter-narrative through a network of 3.4 million influencers across the country — even paying some users with large followings to oppose the president. “It’s often said campaigns are a battle of ideas, but they’re really a battle of narratives,” David Eichenbaum, a Democratic media consultant who is a senior adviser to the PAC, told the newspaper. “Today those narratives spread quickly online.” PAC to use AI to battle Trump tweets, boost counter messages with influencers “President Donald Trump is the largest amplifier of disinformation in the United States,” Mr. Hougland said in a recent statement announcing the PAC’s launch. “People are dying as a result of his political agenda. Trump’s expressions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate how a few words from the President result in real-world damage, again and again. Defeat Disinfo will protect the American people by coordinating emotional topical, visual, and personal narratives in response to the president’s disinformation through Election Day.” Mr. Hougland previously worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to fight terrorist propaganda overseas. “Curtis Hougland’s claim that he received initial funding from DARPA to develop the technology at the heart of his political work is very misleading,” said Jared B. Adams, DARPA spokesperson in an email. “Hougland had a tertiary consulting role advising an agency program on how to explore new and better ways to counter America’s adversaries online. He was not consulted for technical expertise to design artificial intelligence or network analysis tools, nor certainly anything remotely political.” Defeat Disinfo, however, has outlined a three-step process to wipe out Mr. Trump. First, the group will map the president’s tweets spreading “disinformation on issues such as COVID-19.” Next, the group said it will identify “digital narratives” that prove most effective in combating Mr. Trump’s agenda. Last, the group will seek to amplify its counternarratives through a network of online influencers, including several who are paid. “Unlike Russians and the Republican Right, Defeat Disinfo will not use bots or sock puppets, falsify media, utilize models, or make up information,” the group said. “Instead, the organization will rely on real stories from real people.” (Sack Note: Yeah right - "real" stories!) The second group is called the "Transition Integrity Project" which is a "bipartisan" group under the guise of some kind of scientific study of election scenarios. You may have heard of them. They were the ones who ran the election day war games with such as winners as John Podesta playing various politician roles and they had different situations where Biden didn't concede and California seceded from the union. Their aim is to foment riots in the streets and drag the election counting as far as they can possibly into next year. (Note: Electoral College votes come in Mid-December come hell or high water so that's the latest it can go.) At the bare minimum their aim is to cast doubt on a legitimate Trump victory if not more and will use their allies in the MSM to disseminate their fraudulent narratives. The Transition Integrity Project (TIP) How do their plans go? They will contest the election day results. They plan to stretch the election period into November and December. To make this happen, they plan to instigate chaos. They will unscrupulously try to delegitimize the election and its results. They will go to extremely partisan lengths. They will be unwilling to abide by the election results. They will try to get battleground states governed by Democrats to offer competing slates of electors in order to foul up the Electoral College. They will use legal and extra-legal means. They will shoot for a political sit-down that produces a compromise that alters the system in fundamental ways that ensure Democratic party rule indefinitely. They plan an unprecedented assault on the election outcome. They want to do away with election night and election night results. They want it to seem dangerous to the country, to the vote and to the outcome of the vote. They want an indefinite period to count mail-in ballots. They want to make vote fraud work to their advantage. They will try to halt ballot counts using the courts. They will call for public protests across the country, thereby creating mayhem. They will try to get military contingents on their side, or at least not at the disposal of Trump’s use to maintain order. Their plan is to prevent a peaceful administrative transition and to disrupt it. These traitors to the country prioritize their own personal ideologies and gains over the voting public and the constitutional traditions. They aim to throw the election into the Pelosi House. The best part? These dumb assholes outlined everything in a document obtained by Judicial Watch! Look at some of the shit that they will be demanding soon. 1.Plan for a contested election. There will likely not be an “election night” this year; unprecedented numbers of voters are expected to use mail-in ballots, which will almost certainly delay the certified result for days or weeks. A delay provides a window for campaigns, the media, and others to cast doubt on the integrity of the process and for escalating tensions between competing camps. As a legal matter, a candidate unwilling to concede can contest the election into January. Everyone interested in protecting the legitimacy of the election and transition planning processes needs to make plans now for how to respond in the event of a crisis. •If there is a crisis, events will unfold quickly, and sleep-deprived leaders will be asked to make consequential decisions quickly. Thinking through options now will help to ensure better deci-sions. •Planners need to take seriously the notion that this may wellbe a street fight, not a legal battle; technocratic solutions, courts, and a reliance on elites observing norms are not the answer here. •Dedicated staff and resources need to be in place at least through the end of January. •The news media has a particular responsibility to ready the public for the possibility that results will not be known on Election Night, to communicate election results accurately, and to plan to cover a contested electionin a manner that reduces, rather than inflames, tensions. And how about this? The Biden Campaign encouraged Western states, particularly California but also Oregon and Washington,and collectively known as “Cascadia,” to secede from the Union unless Congressional Republicans agreed to a set of structural reforms to fix our democratic system to ensure majority rule. With advice from President Obama, the Biden Campaign submitted a proposal to 1) Give statehood to Washington, DC and Puerto Rico; 2) Divide California into five states to more accurately represent its population in the Senate; 3) Require Supreme Court justices to retire at 70; and 4) Eliminate the Electoral College, to ensure that the candidate who wins to the popular vote becomes President. So in essence by adding Puerto Rico and DC into the statehood mix with a popular vote only formula for the election they intend to ensure Democrat power forever. What do you think about it?
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