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Russian hoax is now the Ukrainian hoax and how Mueller investigation was botched at the beginning…
Investigative journalist Lee Smith uses his unprecedented access to Congressman Devin Nunes, former head of the House Intelligence Committee, to expose the deep state operation against the president–and the American people.
Investigative journalist Lee Smith’s The Plot Against the President tells the story of how Congressman Devin Nunes uncovered the operation to bring down the commander-in-chief. While popular opinion holds that Russia subverted democratic processes during the 2016 elections, the real damage was done not by Moscow or any other foreign actor. Rather, this was a slow-moving coup engineered by a coterie of the American elite, the “deep state,” targeting not only the president, but also the rest of the country. The plot officially began July 31, 2016 with the counterintelligence investigation that the FBI opened to probe Russian infiltration of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. But the bureau never followed any Russians. In fact, it was an operation to sabotage Trump, the candidate, then president-elect, and finally the presidency. The conspirators included political operatives, law enforcement and intelligence officials, and the press.
The plot was uncovered by Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and his investigative team. They understood that the target of the operation wasn’t just Trump, but rather the institutions that sustain our republic. A country where operatives use the intelligence and security services to protect their privileges by spying on Americans, coordinating with the press, and using extra-constitutional means to undermine an election then undo a presidency is more like the third world than the republic envisioned by the founding fathers.
Without Nunes and his team, the plot against the president — and against the country — never would have been revealed. Told from the perspective of Nunes and his crack investigators — men and women who banded together to do the right thing at a crucial moment for our democracy — the story of the biggest political scandal in a generation reads like a great detective novel, feels like a classic cowboy movie. The congressman from the cattle capital of California really did fight corruption in Washington. Devin Nunes took on the “deep state.”
Sebastian Lukács Gorka is a British-born Hungarian-American military and intelligence analyst, who served as a Deputy Assistant to the President in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. He served from January 2017 until August 25, 2017. He broadcasts a Salem Radio show. He was a Fox News contributor from 2017 to 2019.
“Take it from someone who has been on the inside, who understands the fight we are currently in, and who knows what must be done to save our country. Dr. Sebastian Gorka’s latest book, The War for America’s Soul, leverages the former White House strategist’s expertise, driven by his determination to preserve what made America great in the first place.” — reviewed by MARK LEVIN
According to Gorka, “Our country is at war with itself.
“On one side are American patriots, dedicated to freedom under the Constitution; on the other side are leftists campaigning not just to win elections, but to radically transform the nation. In this political war for the soul of our country, America’s patriots need a strategist with a blueprint for victory.
“Luckily, we have such a man in Dr. Sebastian Gorka—a former strategist for President Trump and now a nationally syndicated radio host and a fearless culture warrior.”
In his essential new book, The War for America’s Soul, Dr. Gorka shows how America’s elite—in both parties—betrayed our heartland, sabotaged the American dream, and accepted national decline as inevitable. It took a candidate with remarkable vision, dauntless courage, and unbreakable determination to change the narrative. That man was Donald Trump. A candidate who owed no favors to special interests, Trump articulated a new American nationalism that has been an extraordinary force for economic and political renewal.
With the video embed above and the Kindle book preview of content created by Wall Street Journal columnist and bestselling author Kim Strassel, we note how the journalist-pundit argues how the all-out “Resistance“ has become dangerously reckless in its obstruction of President Trump.
Among the most consistent and aggressive criticisms of Donald Trump is that he is a threat to American democracy — a human wrecking ball demolishing our most basic values and institutions. Resistance (At All Costs) makes the opposite case — that it is Trump’s critics, in their zeal to oppose the president, who are undermining our foundations.
From the FBI’s unprecedented counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, to bureaucratic sabotage, to media partisanship, to the drive-by character assassination of Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the president’s foes have thrown aside norms, due process and the rule of law.
Resistance (At All Costs)shows that the reaction to Trump will prove far more consequential and damaging to our nation long-term than Trump’s time in office.
ex·on·er·ate/iɡˈzänəˌrāt/verb 1.(especially of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing, especially after due consideration of the case.”they should exonerate these men from this crime”synonyms: absolve, clear, acquit, declare innocent, find innocent, pronounce not guilty, discharge;
2. release someone from (a duty or obligation). synonyms: release, discharge, relieve, free, liberate; More
Perhaps no other word in the 400+ pages of the Mueller Report was as controversial or dissected than the word, exonerate. Exoneration occurs when the conviction for a crime is reversed, either through demonstration of innocence, a flaw in the conviction, or otherwise. Attempts to exonerate convicts are particularly controversial in death penalty cases, especially where new evidence is put forth after the execution has taken place.
Nothing in the American system of justice requires investigators and prosecutors to exonerate the subject of an investigation and on that point Mueller had no defense for his statement.
The Mueller Report is the culmination of 22 months of investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. There may never be a document like this again in our lifetimes. We do not know its consequences yet, and the next 22 months will confront us with decisions to make that will ripple through history – and our lives – for generations. Democrat, Republican or none of the above, read the report for yourself. Come to your own conclusions unfiltered through the agenda of the media, pundits, politicians, lobbyists, and the latest hot take from “experts” who said a Trump presidency was impossible. This version of the report was released to the public on April 18, 2019 and has been formatted specifically for Kindle using Kindle software.
As of April 4, 2019, the Bezos divorce is apparently settled in record time according to this SocialCurrentSee® and an ample number of other accounts, now archived. Is this possibly the most-quickly-settled divorce in history?
Reports of the Bezos divide were widely circulating early January 2019. Four months to settle the high-profile split may be a record even in the amicable divorce zone. Statistics shared indicate uncontested divorces generally take about 24 months. to settlement sounds like a Prime Amazon delivery? We all know of many couples who spend years in such litigation, one of whom is archived in the LOWER CASE of this composition.
Speaking of stories, the second novel for Mackenzie Bezos,TRAPS, prompted critics to praise how Mackenzie seals the mundane with a sense of dread, presenting four women trapped by sad circumstances and their own fallibility, as they gradually make their way through four tense days during which their lives intersect. If that skill to capture drama doesn’t come via rumination, it must be native talent?
But as for talent hidden, the current FLIPBOARD stats of the MackenzieBezosstory may underwhelm most followers. FLIPBOARD has 100 million users and an estimated 10x visitors/readers. So, the 15 followers (as of May 2019) of the MackenzieBezos subject line redefines the term, mundane, even while her story is far from dull. HerAMAZON pages.
Like her mentor, Toni Morrison, Mackenzie practices a sense of timing in her work that displays real characters in human conflict. In selecting the theme for her next work,Mackenzie may explore the life and times of some of the “lower case” characters that follow. Given her status, Mackenzie won’t need a formal introduction.
One person who won’t get an introduction to Mackenzie Bezos is the anonymous Twitter scribe, aka HACKER, who once created an unverified account under her moniker. Thousands errantly followed that site for a time, thinking it was authentic. Now, a search for Mackenzie on Twitter at least leads to real content.
That page nixes the controversial content that once resided at a dormant URL, no longer visible, fortunately for the Bezos legacy. This unauthorized publishing of social media content is not unusual, but it seems more ubiquitous and viral when the subjects are facing well-publicized trials. Even after Mackenzie established her verified account, some mischievous followers are population her feed with dubious content. Why do so many celebrity types launch social media sites without intent to monitor, edit, and manage those sites?
Just kidding about the ALLSIDES moniker, of course, because this still-untold-story-in-full is not yet recorded.
One quote in the stream of this clip, asks readers to “remember why judge Andrew Napolitano was suspended from Fox News after the 2018 election? It is when he stated the FACT that the US government used British intelligence to spy on Americans because they knew it would be illegal for them to do… So, are we now totally dependent upon citizen journalists for discovery of the truth?
Of course, this post cannot possibly live up to the hype of the headline. No, this is not an archive of “all sides” of the looming pension crisis.
But it is another account of what our world is facing with this topic. See the slide show above for an introduction with links to story content.
Authors Richard A. Marin and Robert H. Frank Global Pension Crisis is a lively, entertaining, yet terrifying book. Before you read very far into it you’ll realize that looming Boomer retirements are a ticking time bomb that threatens even those who have saved prudently for most of their lives. That’s because many millions of others will enter retirement with virtually no private savings. The second group, which is far huger than the first, will face unmet needs that governments will find politically impossible to ignore. And to meet those needs, we’ll need lots of additional tax revenue, which can only come from those in a position to provide it As Willie Sutton replied when asked why he robbed banks, “that’s where the money is.”
California’s state and local public pension crisis has festered for many years. PRI study California’s Pension Crowd-out (Winegarden 2016), traces the root causes of this crisis.) Simply put, California has consistently failed to make the required contributions to its public pensions while offering current and former employees costly benefits that grow faster than the state’s ability to afford them. The result is the persistent unfunded liabilities associated with California’s public pensions. This large, and growing, unfunded debt problem is visualized in these REPORTS.
There is a looming pension crisis in the U.S. that unless addressed quickly by the federal government could jeopardize the retirement security of hundreds of thousands—if not millions– of Americans. Multi-employer pension plans provide pension benefits to over 10 million Americans in industries as diverse as construction, mining, trucking, and retail and a significant number of these plans find themselves in seriously stressed financial condition. If these funds become insolvent—and the timeframe for that insolvency ranges from 2 to 8 years—the results could be devastating for retirees, for current employees, for the companies that contribute to the plans, and for the communities in which companies and beneficiaries reside. ▶ MORE
Now that the Mueller Report is finished (sort of), the world realizes that the presumed foundational document for the Russian collusion investigation, the so-called STEELE DOSSIER, is practically worthless, as confirmed by the Kindle Version price ($0) on AMAZON, archived here.
APATHY begets silence and APATHY portends a stagnant organization. Those in the vocations of the day may apply this observation only to a corporation, a nonprofit, or a governmental division. But what about common interest developments (aka homeowner associations or HOAs)? Surely, this caveat applies here as well in TRILOGY Glen Ivy ▶ PDF
From Trilogy Glen Ivy, incorporated on October 11, 2001, one of the first common interest developments in the Temescal Valley, Inland Empire, Riverside County, CA 92883
How many residents live here?
Total dwellings = 1317
▶ 514 (est.) are dwellings with a single occupant (39% is the CA state average) ▶ 803 dwellings have two occupants, generally married couples = ▶ 1606 dual habitants + ▶ 514 single habitants = ▶ 2120 total population of Trilogy Glen Ivy (est.)
This may or may not be the actual number that only the HOA knows. So consider this… If 20% of the 2120 Trilogy residents actually voted in and became informed about HOA elections that number would equal 424 residents. The 2018 TGMA election had 471 participants, or about 10% greater than the expected 20% (as per the Pareto’ Rule), but still very close to the 20% rule. But that enumeration may not tell the complete story. On any given day, due to the nature of a 55+ community, the following factors may diminish (shrink) homeowner (member) participation in HOA matters:
20% of the population may well be on vacation or out-of-area (A. 424)
20% of the population left may have health reasons that prevent participation (B. 339)
20% of the population left may be home, but not able to understand the election issues well enough to be comfortable with election participation (C. 271)
20% of the population may simply be too apathetic to be engaged (C. 217)
So add the numbers: 424 (A) + 339 (B) + 271 (C) + 217 (D) = 1251
2120 – 1251 = 869
So these calculations leave the HOA to consider influencing the remaining 869 homeowners who are not otherwise preoccupied or unable to be engaged. In the last election (2018), TGMA was able to get more than half (471) of this number to actually vote. Such is the reality of conducting HOA elections today. One other consideration? What about the number of 55+ residents in an HOA community who still work?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about 40 percent of people ages 55 and older were working or actively looking for work in 2014. That number, known as a labor force participation rate, is expected to increase fastest for the oldest segments of the population—most notably, people ages 65 to 74 and 75 and older—through 2024. In contrast, participation rates for most other age groups in the labor force aren’t projected to change much over the 2014–24 decade. So, if you consider that 40 percent of 2120 Trilogy residents (848) are likely to still be working, what impact might occupations, vocations, and avocations have on their attention, interest in matters HOA? It is a safe bet to believe this is a real underlying cause for what HOA managers, legal counsel, and other residents like to blame on APATHY.
The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. … Pareto developed both concepts in the context of the distribution of income and wealth among the population.
Maybe, these statistics have some bearing on why the 2019 election for the TGMA board included the minimum number of candidates (3), all incumbents. No new candidates declared. So, truly, there is a dirth of new candidates available to run for the HOA board after the Pareto 20% principle is applied and after one calculates the number of 55+ residents (40%) still in the workplace, either full-time or part-time.