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deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government

Sunday, May 07, 2017

The hacked leaks, Truth and the ‘media’


8:00 AM DST East Coast USA
So as the French vote today two days after the revelation that Macron has been hiding money overseas, and two days after a private US citizen named Barack Obama interfered in the election of France, several years after this same citizen spent our money to do the same thing publicly in Israel, and after a season right through this moment in which we have claims of an information state which UNQUESTIONABLY cannot distinguish right for the nation and it’s Constitution from following orders OR it own agenda (which it cannot separate from the nation ..a mistake several presidents have made) …we have a continued war in which one side claims the truths revealed by a system inimical to us all, about the the humans manning the controls of the system we have mean that we must band together to fight those who have (unfortunately) been given the gift of being able to tell a damaging truth.
Fact: The US Democratic Party controllers conspired to rig the primary system
Fact: The head of the Democratic Party then conspired to fix the debates
Fact: Hillary Clinton DID commit at least FEDERAL misdemeanors or FELONIES and escaped ONLY because the FBI really did not want to be in the position of directly affecting a US presidential election, then thought better of it when her main confidante was found to be sending CLASSIFIED information to her sexting-addicted husband to PRINT for Hillary to read later at some unspecified time. Americans have gone to JAIL for just having in their possession in a manner outside secure possession, classified documents, when meaning and DOING no harm
Fact: Even radical progressives US Senators like Diane Feinstein say there is NO EVIDENCE of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia (to reveal the truth?)
Fact: The CIA/FBI/NSA have said there is NO evidence that ANY leak of information contained ANY forged information
Fact: Susan Rice and/or others in a position to control information in the Obama Admin DID use the NSA to find out what the team elected by the people to lead for the next 4 years was planning, and DID leak classified information to the press, UNLESS it was exculpatory..which leads of course to ‘what did Obama know and when did he know it?’ – EPSEICALLY given the manner in which this classified information was suddenly spread by EO in the last few days of his office.
Fact: Now we have Macron hiding from the French who he is, and where he stashes his cash, and the French being told to ignore the man behind the curtain
The media WORDLWIDE except for a very few exceptions, AND the political opposition has been UNIFORM as not adversaries, but in growing HYSTERICAL HOSTILITY.
Asked @kurteichenwald for comment on his tweets wishing death upon Republicans' family members. He sent me this: pic.twitter.com/mrnHctG5zv
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After looking at all of this you have to wonder if the political opposition is an arm of the media or the reverse, and if the NSA/CIA/FBI and it’s analogues overseas represent the political class or whatever is their own preferences at any given moment using criteria we can’t even guess at

Knowing Le Pen is an asshole, how can you hope for anything other than that she destroys Macron, and that in Britain, France and the USA someone begin the generational war against the people in the IC’s who see nothing wrong with this statement on the sign PROUDLY in front of the NSA’s IMMENSE hard drive galaxy data center in Utah (and on the homepage of their website):

The phrase is most commonly attributed to Joseph Goebbels in 1933.
However, there is an earlier precedent. Upton Sinclair used an inverted version in 1918 in The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation:
Not merely was my own mail opened, but the mail of all my relatives and friends—people residing in places as far apart as California and Florida. I recall the bland smile of a government official to whom I complained about this matter: ‘If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.’

As good a writer and proselytizer as Sinclair was, I rather think the provenance is far better suited to the other. The phrase appeared in Harry Potter (uttered by Pius Thicknesse) but I’m not sure which of the 2 authors was in the mind of the NSA, and which is more frightening, or ENRAGING.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Le Pen an asshole? Because other than her commonsense on refugees and illegal immigrants, she's still basically a French socialist?

Sunday, May 07, 2017 2:44:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I have no idea, anymore, what we are observing happening in front of our very faces.

All I know is, the man we elected allowed Paul Ryan to pass a budget which essentially made it illegal - at this point - to pay for the wall - even though there is a law on the books that establishes that the wall should be built.


Yes, our guy, who we elected to build the wall, allowed that to happen.

He didn't veto it.

He didn't make any noise about it.

The only thing that gives me any hope at this point is that the same Democrats who oppose Trump's wall, still hate Trump. If they were sure of his aquiescence, they would not still hate him with such vehemence.

So MAYBE their belief about Trump - that he is on the side of the Will of the People - is right.




I'm tired of Maybe.

I want our fucking leaders to do their fucking jobs.

Sunday, May 07, 2017 4:06:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Oh, and by the way, Obamacare is not repealed.

The Senate still has to vote on it.

I doubt they will vote to repeal.

And, if I am right about that, that is another campaign promise that will die a long, torturous cancer death while we helplessly watch.

Sunday, May 07, 2017 4:10:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

From what I can tell -- and discerning the truth is damn near impossible -- the House version of the AHCA is a disaster.

It does give the option of opting out, but if what I've been reading about individual policies for the 55-64 age group is correct, most in that group will have to opt out because the premiums will not be affordable. The only possible workaround is employer-based insurance. And the best, most affordable health insurance is provided by the government as employer.

We will become a nation of serfs enslaved by the government (federal, state, or local).

The AHCA as it now stands will kill private health insurance policies for the vast majority of the Americans who most need insurance.

Cluster f*ck.

Sunday, May 07, 2017 6:27:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

The only thing the govt should do IF there is any chance for private health insurance is create certain minimums IF you want to sell in more than 1 state.



Age brackets (currently as you get older Ocare bumps you to TRIPLE the premium, and the new plan goes to 5x but claims 5 times the new premiums will be less than 3 times Ocare..any takers? Oh and how is this not a premium for pre-existing conditions?)

Then mandate that any company that sells in more than one state make than plan available to ANYONE.

You should be able (as we once did) to CHOOSE conception, pre-natal and post natal care ..a LOT OF FOLKS DON'T NEED IT or be compelled to pay for it

You should be able to CHOOSE a plan with no pre-existing conditions (which USED to have a 12-24 month sunset on that, and then you are covered). Before all this if you were 30 in NH and wanted an individual plan, you could choose one with w $5k deductible and MAXOOP, $20 co pays and Rx coverage for $98/month, BUT that particular company would refuse to cover you at all with pre-existing. How many young people would choose to be covered with a plan like that?

The more complex this is, the more likely this sucks at least as much, or slightly less (if finely crafted) than today and the more likely we go to single payer with that terror.


As for LePen, she IS an asshole

Not only is that not factual (fine, pols do that), but when your nation has expelled the jews 4x, pogrommed them repeatedly, and then previous to WW2, so maltreated the jews in such a public way as to end up creating the need for Israel (Dreyfus-Herzl), and THAT is your attitude, YOU HAVE A PERSONAL PROBLEM.

REPEAT.. She is an asshole, and the positions of French national interests requires another leader to succeed

Monday, May 08, 2017 11:39:00 am  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Higher premiums according to age brackets are built-in protection for pre-existing conditions -- for the insurance carriers. We see that same kind of thing with age brackets in life insurance policies and even in some auto insurance policies.

I understand that it's all about higher risk according to actuarial tables.

But if somebody -- such as has been the case with both Mr. AOW and me -- have paid in for over 40 years via employer-based health insurance policies, how is it right that we should be slammed with higher premiums once we crossed the age 55 line? Did we not "pay our dues"?

Monday, May 08, 2017 12:13:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

About Le Pen's statement about the Holocaust (from your second link -- I couldn't access the first one without a subscription)....

Didn't France officially admit guilt some 20 years ago?

I think that LePen is correct with this statement:

"In reality, our children have been taught they had every reason to criticize it, to see only its darkest aspects," she also said. "I want them to be proud to be French again."

As a Southerner, I've been pounded time and again for "the sins of my ancestors." Never mind those days are gone -- and never mind that my familial ancestors neither held slaves nor supported the Confederacy (with the exception of one distant relative, but he didn't stay in the CSA Army for long). Nor were any of my family involved at any level with the KKK.

I have problems with the imposition of both collective guilt and collective exoneration decades and centuries later.

Monday, May 08, 2017 12:24:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

AoW ..yes, dues paid, I'm just telling you how it is, not any justice

And LePen ...Imagine a modern ORville Faubus, or George Wallace telling the world that southerners should be proud of their heritage, and also saying "THE SOUTH" bears no shame for ~1675-1865. What's the implicit message?

It wouldn't be a Medgar Evers saying that because of the differences between then and now, it the kind of person saying the kind of thing real live white supremacists were saying

That's the difference and PRECISELY why she was the wrong person

Monday, May 08, 2017 4:05:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Is Le Pen the equivalent of George Wallace, or is she the equivalent of Wallace's daughter?

I really don't know all that much about Le Pen.

But I think that I do know that: the Jews in France will not fare well with Marcon in power.

And I suspect that the Jews in France would have fared better with Marine Le Pen in power. Maybe I'm wrong....

Monday, May 08, 2017 6:10:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

yes, dues paid, I'm just telling you how it is, not any justice


Single payer -- here we come.

Monday, May 08, 2017 6:12:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

About the race thing....

At some point, everyone just has to move on.

Last year, I went to a lecture given by Jim Vance, one of our local news anchors -- a black man who came here in 1965. He was of the opinion that it's time to move on because perfection just ain't gonna happen. And he made point after point about all the strides that America has made away from racism.

The blacks in the audience were highly pissed off. Mind you, the blacks who attended lived in McLean. Living in McLean would not have been allowed in 1965, nor would the marriage of a white to a black have been permitted.

No matter what is done or isn't done, we cannot change the past. But we must make sure that we don't return to wrongs of the past.

Monday, May 08, 2017 6:19:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

AoW, don't get me wrong, I agree we have to move on .... EXCEPT for the Jews, it's not a German thing, or a French thing, or English, or Italian or Arab, or Iranian .... nearly every culture, nation, people for 2500 years has expressed racial hatred and repression of and for the Jews. MORE than one genocide has been attempted, and attempted to be carried out. The list of expulsions is staggering and across millennia.

So we look around and think ... has human nature changed?

Look around.

You tell me.

Jews will NOT fare well under Macron. My judgment is that the vote went against the historical far right of Europe rather than any unknown center where a known bad thing will persist, because that old school far right is a long known TERROR. My guess.

I'd have had to vote 'abstain' and you know how I feel about things.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 11:46:00 am  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

nearly every culture, nation, people for 2500 years has expressed racial hatred and repression of and for the Jews

I know that's true. But WHY?

Today's Europe is fearful of the far right because of what happened during the WW2 Era. Today's Europe is still trying to atone for that horror. So have told me my friends in Europe.

But no matter how much they "atone," they aren't addressing the various sociopolitical problems in play today -- including anti-Semitism.

It's a vicious circle.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 12:26:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

"I know that's true. But WHY?"

Because earth

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:14:00 am  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I can't relate to it because it's just not in my nature to persecute anyone. I might shun someone, but I would never persecute him.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:02:00 pm  

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