My question this morning is, Where is our President? Watch the following video, please, and see if you don’t want to ask the same question! I believe Trump is our elected President, and I don’t believe a coup should be allowed to take place, and, for sure, I don’t want Hillary Clinton’s criminal gang taking over our country!
But I also think it’s way past the time when the people of this country can afford the luxury of refusing to look with honesty at the President we elected and at the same time continue to allow ourselves to be divided by partisan politics. Every single day I get emails from Democrats, Conservatives, the Tea Party, etc., and various groups, pro-this, and pro-that. None of them seems to realize the gravity of our situation.
I believe that until we finally admit that all this fighting among ourselves is a waste of our time and come together in some kind of unity to stop this divide-and-conquer insanity, paid for, it seems, largely by George Soros, the United States will soon cease to exist.
I say this because now we are in the throes of what could be a national emergency, and we haven’t heard a single word from our President. Who is he, really? What does he actually think and feel? Is he here for us, or the Corporate United States, which in reality he legally pledged to serve?
Remember, corporations answer only to their stockholders and their job is simply to make money, (That is a fact that has been stated many times on my blog.}
In my opinion, this video expresses clearly the sort of President we actually have: A man lacking in knowledge, experience, ability, and maybe most importantly — humility, whose mind simply doesn’t compute! I think perhaps he is in office, because the Deep State never thought he could beat Hillary — a clear miscalculation about what Americans really want — and I believe still want — and if they will tune into reality — can still get!
The rest of the world is also viewing this video, and I can just imagine what they are thinking!
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Fortune Magazine has called out U.S. President Donald Trump for having “the stock market on a string, but investors are less sure of the game he’s playing.” Bloomberg is parroting the same, and the LA Times has been talking about the U.S./China trade policy driving stock prices too. But ordinary citizens do not buy stock. The world’s “average” people live and die underneath the mighty, with only presidents and elected officials to protect them. Here’s a opinion on why Donald Trump is not serving the best interested of the people of the United States of America.
“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Article II, Section 4 – Constitution of the United States
On Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:20 AM local time; the top six defense stocks registered almost identical upticks indicating a general buy trend which was later followed by others. The trend may illustrate for the first time a kind of insider activity never spotlighted before. What I am saying is, it’s mighty convenient tha.t unknown investors suddenly decided to dive into defense stocks the day before Donald Trump pulled out of the North Korea summit via an official letter (White House) to Kim Jong Un. Furthermore, the U.S. presidents sudden turnaround on that announcement smells even fishier. If my guess is right, Trump and his backers are simply manipulating key news for gain – and substantial gain at that. Reading the official letter to North Korea’s Chairman, the wording of which is adolescent in the extreme, one can only arrive at one of two conclusions. Either Donald Trump is senile or crazy, or the money making game I am describing is on full bore. A key to deciding between these two is within the texts of Trump’s recited letter to Kim. The official letter reads in part:
“Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place. You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”
In 2017 John Nichols at The Nation warned us of Donald Trump’s play for the military-industrial complex. The author quoted from Trump’s first joint address to Congress back in February of 2017. At the end of this speech Trump said:
“I am sending the Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the Defense sequester and calls for one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.”
It is important to note here that a similar buy spike occurred in trading of General Dynamics stock on the day before an American president would “advertise” for the notorious F-35, made by GD. If you read the president’s speech, he actually lauded Lockheed and “the fantastic new F-35 jet fighter. The five dollar per share buy ended in a 5 dollar per share sell the next day according to my research at Yahoo Finance historical data. In that case, the “method” seemed identical if there is a method to Trump’s policies. And remember, America just elected a wheeler and a dealer of a business tycoon. . . . Click article title to continue reading.
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“The first time it was reported that our friends were being butchered there was a cry of horror. Then a hundred were butchered. But when a thousand were butchered and there was no end to the butchery, a blanket of silence spread. When evil-doing comes like falling rain, nobody calls out ‘stop!’ When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer.” ― Bertolt Brecht, Selected Poems
There are days I wake up, and I’m not sure what country I live in anymore.
There are days I wake up and want to go right back to sleep in the hopes that this surreal landscape of government-sanctioned injustice, corruption and brutality is just a really bad dream.
There are days I am so battered by the never-ending wave of bad news that I have little outrage left in me: I am numb.
And then I get hold of myself, shake myself out of the doldrums, and remind myself that it’s not yet time to give up: America needs our outrage and our alertness and our tenacity and our fierce determination to remain a free people in a land where justice matters.
This is still our country.
Don’t just sit there.
When you hear that the U.S. government “lost” 1,475 migrant children within its care over a three-month period, in some cases handing them off to human traffickers, don’t just chalk it up to incompetent bureaucrats. The Trump Administration’s plan to separate immigrant children from their parents at the border should outrage anyone with a moral conscience, especially in light of the government’s latest revelation that it is unable to account for the whereabouts of 1500 of those children.
Mind you, this is not just a Trump problem. A recent report indicates that under President Obama’s watch, migrant children were allegedly beaten, threatened with sexual violence and repeatedly assaulted while under the care of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. According to Newsweek, “Border authorities were accused of kicking a child in the ribs and forcing a 16-year-old girl to ‘spread her legs’ for an aggressive body search. Other children accused officers of punching a child in the head three times, running over a 17-year-old boy and denying medical care to a pregnant teen, who later had a stillbirth.”
ACT. It doesn’t matter what your politics are or where you stand on immigration issues. There are some lines that should never be crossed—some government actions that should never be tolerated or justified—no matter what the end goal might be, and this is one of them. Demand that Congress stop playing politics and endangering children’s lives.
When you read that Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants police to use stop and frisk tactics randomly against Americans without even the need for reasonable suspicion, don’t just shake your head disapprovingly.
ACT: Call the Justice Department (202-353-1555) and read them the Fourth Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
After you watch the video of how the Transportation Security Administration, unfailingly tone deaf to the spirit of the Fourth Amendment, subjected a 96-year-old World War II veteran in a wheelchair to a patdown that left no part of her body untouched, don’t just seethe in silence.
ACT: Contact your representative in Congress and file a complaint on the TSA’s egregious practices. When old women and little children are being groped by government agents, things have gone too far. In light of revelations that the TSA “has created a new secret watch list to monitor people who may be targeted as potential threats at airport checkpoints simply because they have swatted away security screeners’ hands or otherwise appeared unruly,” you can expect even more headache-inducing behavior in the near future.
When you find out that Amazon is selling police real time facial recognition software that can scan hundreds of thousands of faces, identify them, track them, and then report them to police, don’t just shrug helplessly.
ACT: Harness the power of your wallet to urge Amazon to favor freedom principles over profit motives. It’s only a matter of time before these programs are used widely here in the U.S. They are already being used and abused abroad. For instance, Amazon’s Rekognition software was used by broadcasters to identify attendees at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Chinese police have used similar facial recognition tools to scan crowds at rock concerts, malls and gas stations in order to catch alleged lawbreakers. Just recently, Chinese police used the technology to capture a suspect who had been living under a pseudonym after he failed to pay for $17,000 worth of potatoes. Chinese schools are even employing the facial recognition cameras in classrooms to alert teachers to students who aren’t paying attention.
When you hear Sessions bragging about how much he loves civil asset forfeiture, which allows the government to seize Americans’ personal property—money, cars, homes and other valuables—without having to first prove that any criminal conduct has taken place, don’t just take his word for it.
ACT: Do your own research. You’ll soon discover that because of the corruption that surrounds this abusive program, countless innocent Americans have been robbed blind by government agents out to get rich at their expense. Billions of dollars have been taken without probable cause. Anthonia Nwaorie, a Texas nurse who had saved up $41,377 to start a medical clinic for women and children in Nigeria, had her life savings seized by Customs Agents who refused to return the money unless she agreed to pay their “expenses.” Six months later, even though Nwaorie was never charged with a crime, she’s still waiting to get her money back.
When you hear about armed Denver police pulling a gun on a school official and conducting a classroom-to-classroom search for a missing student at an area high school, don’t just thank your lucky stars your childhood was more idyllic. Likewise, when you hear that the lieutenant governor of Texas thinks the solution to school shootings is fewer school doors (entrances and exits), don’t just marvel at the short-sightedness of government officials.
ACT: Say “enough is enough” to government-sponsored violence. The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror or mass shooting. Violence has become the government’s calling card, starting at the top and trickling down, from the more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans by heavily armed, black-garbed commandos and the increasingly rapid militarization of local police forces across the country to the surveillance drones that are already crisscrossing American skies.
When you read about how 28-year-old Andrew Finch of Kansas answered a 5 pm knock on his front door only to be shot in the head and killed ten seconds later by a police sniper because a SWAT team responded to a prank “swatting” phone call with full force, don’t just tsk-tsk over the senseless tragedies arising from militarized and police and overzealous SWAT teams. Not only did police refuse to identify the officer who pulled the trigger, but he was also never charged with Andrew’s death.
ACT: Demand accountability. If any hope for police reform is to be realized, especially as it relates to how SWAT teams are deployed locally and holding police accountable for their actions, it must begin at the community level, with local police departments and governing bodies, where citizens can still, with sufficient reinforcements, make their voices heard.
The rise of SWAT teams and militarization of American police—blowback effects of the military empire—have unfortunately become entrenched parts of American life. SWAT teams originated as specialized units dedicated to defusing extremely sensitive, dangerous situations. As the role of paramilitary forces has expanded, however, to include involvement in nondescript police work targeting nonviolent suspects, the mere presence of SWAT units has actually injected a level of danger and violence into police-citizen interactions that was not present as long as these interactions were handled by traditional civilian officers. Nationwide, SWAT teams have been employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of criminal activity or mere community nuisances: angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession, to give a brief sampling. In some instances, SWAT teams are even employed, in full armament, to perform routine patrols. All too often, botched SWAT team raids have resulted in one tragedy after another for American citizens with little consequences for law enforcement.
When you find out that police and other law enforcement agencies are accessing the DNA shared with genealogical websites and using it to identify possible suspects, don’t offer up your DNA without some assurance of privacy protections.
ACT: Protect your privacy. It’s not just yourself you have to worry about, either. It’s also anyone related to you who can be connected by DNA. These genetic fingerprints, as they’re called, do more than just single out a person. They also show who you’re related to and how. As the Associated Press reports, “DNA samples that can help solve robberies and murders could also, in theory, be used to track down our relatives, scan us for susceptibility to disease, or monitor our movements.”
By accessing your DNA, the government will soon know everything else about you that they don’t already know: your family chart, your ancestry, what you look like, your health history, your inclination to follow orders or chart your own course, etc. Capitalizing on this, police in California, Colorado, Virginia and Texas use DNA found at crime scenes to identify and target family members for possible clues to a suspect’s whereabouts. Who will protect your family from being singled out for “special treatment” simply because they’re related to you? As biomedical researcher Yaniv Erlichwarns, “If it’s not regulated and the police can do whatever they want … they can use your DNA to infer things about your health, your ancestry, whether your kids are your kids.”
In the face of DNA evidence that places us at the scene of a crime, behavior sensing technology that interprets our body temperature and facial tics as suspicious, and government surveillance devices that cross-check our biometrics, license plates and DNA against a growing database of unsolved crimes and potential criminals, we are no longer “innocent until proven guilty.”
Finally, when you hear someone talking about how two American citizens in Montana were detained by a Border Patrol agent because he overheard them speaking Spanish at a gas station, don’t just shake your head in disgust.
ACT: Remind yourself (and those around you) that despite the polarizing, racially-charged rhetoric being tossed about by President Trump, this is still a nation whose strength derives from the diversity of its people and from the immigrants who have been seeking shelter on our shores since the earliest days of our Republic. As President Ronald Reagan recognized in one of his last speeches before leaving office:
“We lead the world because, unique among nations, we draw our people—our strength—from every country and every corner of the world. And by doing so we continuously renew and enrich our nation… Thanks to each wave of new arrivals to this land of opportunity, we’re a nation forever young, forever bursting with energy and new ideas, and always on the cutting edge, always leading the world to the next frontier. This quality is vital to our future as a nation. If we ever closed the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost… Those who become American citizens love this country even more. And that’s why the Statue of Liberty lifts her lamp to welcome them to the golden door. It is bold men and women, yearning for freedom and opportunity, who leave their homelands and come to a new country to start their lives over. They believe in the American dream. And over and over, they make it come true for themselves, for their children, and for others. They give more than they receive. They labor and succeed. And often they are entrepreneurs. But their greatest contribution is more than economic, because they understand in a special way how glorious it is to be an American. They renew our pride and gratitude in the United States of America, the greatest, freest nation in the world—the last, best hope of man on Earth.”
As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, if the freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, are to mean anything anymore—if they are to stand for anything ever again—then “we the people” have to stand up for them.
We cannot allow ourselves to be divided and distracted and turned into warring factions.
We cannot sell out our birthright for empty promises of false security.
We cannot remain silent in the face of ugliness, pettiness, meanness, brutality, corruption and injustice.
We cannot allow politicians, corporations, profiteers and war hawks to whittle our freedoms away until they are little more than empty campaign slogans.
We must stand strong for freedom.
We must give voice to moral outrage.
We must do something—anything—everything in our power to make America free again.
As Reagan recognized, “If we lose this way of freedom, history will record with the great astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.”
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But I believe this now goes further than our acting as John Whitehead would have us do, because whether or not John Whitehead is ready to believe it, I believe our leaders, both Republican and Democrat have no intention of listening to us — because they’re all in it — and by that I mean in on ‘the take’ — up to their eyeballs. I believe we now need to ask: Where is our President in all this that is happening? . . . and beyond that: What are Americans who care and are aware going to do about it?
WHERE IS OUR PRESIDENT?
My ‘real’ question is: Where is President Trump concerning the Hawaii Volcano situation, about which I published yesterday? Is he taking care of the people’s business, or is he taking care of corporate business? Why is he not making a public announcement and speaking to us? Where is our so-great military, and why are they not beginning a huge evacuation process to save people on Hawaii and in California, people with ‘real’ lives, who have been supporting the military-industrial-corporate complex for years?
And, yes, why are we not calling on NATO’s help, an organization we have funded to save the rest of the planet? Well, what about NATO being invited to save us?
Do you really think, though, that they would be inclined to step forward to help us?
Why do we hear, instead, about this nightmare situation, this volcano in Hawaii, from a second rate CIA /Co-intel operative, who tries to distract us by drawing China into the mix?
Again, where is our President?
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. . . and then there is this, day-after-day . . .
We have a uniquely American problem in which civilians are getting massacred by police on a near-daily basis, Lee Camp says on the latest ‘Redacted Tonight’ episode about the problem of out-of-control policing in the US.
Just several days ago, video emerged showing Milwaukee police Tasering NBA player Sterling Brown for the ‘crime’ of parking in a disabled parking spot.
“But he got off easy,” Camp said, given that police in the US have already killed over 400 people since the beginning of 2018.
In comparison, Lee explained, in the 12 months to April 2016, British cops discharged their weapons just seven times, with three people killed.
“They had only fired their guns seven times in a year! An average American cop discharges their weapons seven times just to open their beer can. When the little metal tab breaks off, you know, you gotta get the gun out. And then they fired three more times to celebrate once they get the beer open,” Camp said.
He continued: “Our cops have killed over 400 people so far this year. And of the 1,100 2017 killings, officers were charged with a crime in only 13 – one percent of all killings by police! Just one percent are even charged with anything. It is basically open season on Americans by our own police forces”.
He reported that over a half of all these killings began with police responding to suspected non-violent offenses or cases where no crime was reported. Besides that, in a little under half of the killings, the victim didn’t even have a gun. Most of those who were completely unarmed, and yet killed anyway, were people of color, he said.
“It is not that cops don’t kill white people… they kill more white people than Wendy’s Baconator sandwich. But it’s that the white people [who] cops kill are more likely to be waving a gun around. The black people are often not,” Camp explained.
He also noted that, on average, police recruits get only eight hours of training on how to de-escalate tense situations and spend 58 hours learning “how to shoot things.”
“So it sounds like shooting things is about seven times more important than trying to avoid shooting things,” he observed.
If police did not kill people who were not posing a threat with a gun, there would have been 638 fewer deaths in 2017 – a 57-percent reduction.
“I think it is pretty undeniable that we have a uniquely American problem in which civilians are getting massacred by police on a near-daily basis,” Camp concluded.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives passed a bill recently to impose federal penalties on people who deliberately target law enforcement officers with attacks. According to The Intercept, the bill exemplifies “the very worst sort of legislation: at once unnecessary and pernicious.”
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Now we have headlines like the following, all meant to frighten us! Why is our President allowing this to continue?
More than 600 contacts have been identified so far…
Mr, President, if you actually intend to bring down the Deep State — isn’t it long past the time to do so?
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Here are the two posts I am grateful to have received from a Reader that opened my eyes to all the problems in Hawaii. There is far more info in them than I was able to publish yesterday. Please study them carefully. This information needs to be addressed for accuracy by our President! ~J 🙂
Hawaii VOLCANIC ERUPTION CREATED BY ROTHSCHILDS To Trigger Huge Tsunami
Evidence has emerged that the rising variety of VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS in Hawaii are being ARTIFICIALLY INDUCED with A PURPOSE TO SET OFF AN ENORMOUS TSUNAMI.
The 💡 PUNA GEOTHERMAL POWER STATION – OWNED and OPERATED BY the ROTHSCHILD HOU$EHOLD– has been aggressively fracking the identical area affected by the latest spate of earthquakes and volcanic exercise.
Exopolitics.org reviews: THE FIRM I$ FINANCIALLY RELATED TO the ROTHSCHILD HOU$EHOLD which, based on the navy intelligence group QAnon, kinds the management of a worldwide Satanic cult covertly fomenting planet vast catastrophes and wars to keep up world energy.
A PARTIAL COLLAPSE of KILAUEA VOLCANO 💡 MIGHT SET OFF LARGE TSUNAMIS THAT MAY NOT SOLELY ENGULF the HAWAIIAN ISLANDS 💡 BUT ADDITIONALLY DEVASTATE the U.S. PACIFIC COAST 💡 IN ADDITION TO the COASTAL AREAS of DIFFERENT PACIFIC RIM NATIONS.
The RISK that…THE PUNA GEOTHERMAL VENTURE…CARRIED OUT FRACKING 💡 IN A
DELIBERATE EFFORT TO SECRETLY PROMOTE EARTHQUAKES 💡 TO SET OFF SUCH A COLLAPSE AND THEREBY GENERATE LARGE TSUNAMIS 💡 DESERVES AN IMPORTANT INVESTIGATION. 💡
💡 😡 😮 💡 👿 💡 😦
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Senator Harry Reid’s Part in Green-Energy CRONY-CORRUPTION
14th july 2012
So far OUR CHRONICLE OF the GREEN-ENERGY 💡 CRONY-CORRUPTION $TORY, has focused primarily on the connections the players have to President Obama. This chapter $TAR$ SENATOR HARRY REID. 😉 When looking at the whole story, it’s important to note that SENATOR REID “LED PA$$AGE OF THE $814 BILLION STIMULU$ BILL and worked to include the loan guarantee program TO help FINANCE CLEAN-ENERGY PROJECT$”—projects TO WHICH, as we will show, HE I$ CONNECTED.
First we’ll look into…NEVADA GEOTHERMAL POWER (NGP)…as recent news exposes that its power is dimming. NGP MAY BE the NEXT GREEN-ENERGY BANKRUPTCY. 💡
Despite the flowery rhetoric, AT THE TIME the DOE APPROVED the conditional LOAN guarantee in September 2010, THEY WERE WELL AWARE OF…NGP’$ “WELL– DOCUMENTED ” FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES. The HOUSE OVERSIGHT REFORM COMMITTEE (HOGRC) CALLED the LOAN A “BAILOUT”—WHICH “violated the spirit and, quite possibly, the letter of the law” and PROVIDED ” AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE INDU$TRY TO exit an investment, deleverage and 😉TRAN$FR the EXTRAORDINARILY HIGH DEFAULT RI$K to TAXPAYERS.” 😡 💡
So, SENATOR REID RECEIVED MONEY FROM the GEOTHERMAL INDUSTRY, HE , apparently, then PRESSURED the DOE TO FUND PROJECTS in NEVADA based ON THE FAL$E PROMISE of JOB CREATION — 💡 WHICH HE KNEW WA$ NOT ACCURATE at the time.
IN$TEAD of creating jobs, REID’s advocacy actually “BAILED OUT” HI$ CRONIE$ —that is really corrupt.
But the story continues. As we reported in the introduction, Kai Anderson 💡 a LOBBYI$T FOR…NGP’S PARTNER CORPORATION, ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES Inc… 💡 I$ a former Senate AIDE to HARRY REID. 😉 ORMAT’$ CEO Paul Thomsen I$ ANOTHER former REID AIDE. 😉 Additionally, according to the Washington Times, “Mr. Fairbank denied knowing or lobbying Mr. Reid, but the HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE said ORMAT Inc. 😉 which WAS PAID $80 MILLION to BUILD…NGP’S BLUE MOUNTAIN PLANT….HA$ STRONG TIE$ TO the SENATOR.”
The thumbnail of Ormat in the introduction reads as follows:
ORMAT NEVADA I$ A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY of ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES Inc. whose website touts… 💡 …“green ENERGY YOU CAN RELY ON”… 💡
THEY have an S&P rating of BB and RECEIVED $350 MILLION IN PARTIAL LOAN GUARANTEES.
ORMAT’$ LOBBYIST Kai Anderson and Director of Policy and Business Development Paul Thomsen WERE both FORMER SENATE AIDES to HARRY REID and donors to his campaign.
In addition to Anderson and Thomsen, ORMAT’$ PRE$IDENT, Yoram Bronicki, GAVE THOUSANDS IN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS to SENATOR REID. The strong ties between the company and the Senate Majority leader raise questions about whether the DOE acted in the best interests of the American people when it approved the loan guarantee.”
Yoram Bronicki is the son of Ms. Yehudit Bronicki (also known as Dita). She is CEO and Director of Ormat Technologies. IN ADDITION TO THE $350 MILLION LOAN GUARANTEED BY the DOE ❗ with John Hancock in aggregate principal amount, ORMAT TECHNOLOGIE$’ PROJECTS RECEIVED MORE THAN 😉 $200 MILLION IN…VARIOUS DOE GRANT$. 😥 😈
The 2010 campaign ad, starring former Reid staffer Thomsen, heralded “GEOTHERMAL MEAN$ 16,000 Nevada JOB$… HARRY REID $AW the POTential JU$T BEFORE EVERYBODY EL$E.” 😉
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REID RETIRE$ Amidst Green Energy Scandal
written by H. Sterling Burnett April 1, 2015
Many suggestions have been put forward to explain why Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is retiring, including that he is getting out of DC in the hopes that if a Republican wins the Presidency in 2016, the new Attorney General would launch an investigation of REID for POSSIBLE ABU$E of POWER for intervening in the Department of Homeland Security’s issuance of EB-5 visas to investors in a Las Vegas casino and hotel that was represented by his son, Rory Reid.
I don’t know why he is retiring, I’m just glad this particular power hungry Grinch is gone.
He should be known more for changing long-standing Senate filibuster rules to get unqualified political appointees approved and as the “OBSTRUCTIONIST IN CHIEF” FOR PREVENTING GOOD LEGISLATION FROM EVEN GETTING A VOTE because it conflicted with his parties progressive ideological biases, rather than serving with distinction as a selfless public servant and a wise manager of the upper body of the federal legislature.
Jean…..I do not know IF you are interested in any more of this Hawaiian SAGA.
It appears to be JU$T one more GIANT RABBIT HOLE…..it keep$ on GIVING !
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Why Hawaii’s volcano is so UNUSUAL
Hawaii is apparently a MAGNETIC ANOMALY and the VOLCANO IS SIMPLY AN ESCAPE of MAGMA DUE to
PRESSURE BELOW, rather than a GRINDING of SHIFTING TECTONIC PLATES.
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Mark Zuckerberg SUED Native HAWAIIANS For THEIR OWN LAND | Direct From With Dena Takruri – AJ+
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HAWAII’S STORY BY HAWAII’S QUEEN LILIUOKALANI
I AM ( Queen Liliuokalani) PLACED UNDER ARREST
IMPRISONMENT – FORCED ABDICATION 💡
About the 22d of January a paper was handed to me by Mr. Wilson, which, on examination, proved to be a PURPORTED ACT of ABDICATION FOR ME TO SIGN. It had been drawn out for the men in power by their own lawyer, Mr. A. S. Hartwell, whom I had not seen until he came with others to see me sign it. The idea of abdicating never originated with me. I knew nothing at all about such a transaction until they sent to me, by the hands of Mr. Wilson, the insulting proposition written in abject terms. For myself, I WUOLD HAVE CHOSEN DEATH RATHER THAN TO HAVE TO SIGNED IT; but it was represented to me that by my signing this paper all the persons who had been arrested, all my people now in trouble by reason of their love and loyalty towards me, would be immediately released. Think of my position, – sick, a lone woman in prison, scarcely knowing who was my friend, or who listened to my words only to betray me, WITHOUT LEGAL ADVICE OR FRIENDLY COUNSEL, and THE STREAM of BLOOD READY TO FLOW UNLESS IT WAS STAYED BY MY PEN. 💡
My PERSECUTORS have stated, and at that time COMPELLED ME TO STATE, THAT THIS PAPER WAS SIGNED and ACKNOWLEDGED BY ME AFTER CONSULTATION WITH MY FRIENDS WHOSE NAMES APPEAR AT THE FOOT OF IT AS WITNESSES. NOT THE LEAST OPPORTUNITY WAS GIVEN TO ME TO CONFER WITH ANY ONE; but for the purpose of making it appear to the outside world that I was under the guidance of others, friends who had known me well in better days were brought into THE PLACE OF MY IMPRISONMENT, and stood around to see a signature affixed by me.
When it was sent to me to read, IT WAS ONLY A ROUGH DRAFT. After I had examined it, Mr. Wilson called, and asked me if I were willing to sign it. I simply answered that I would see when the formal or official copy was shown me. On the morning of the 24th of January the official document was handed to me, Mr. Wilson making the remark, as he gave it, that he hoped I would not retract, that is, he hoped that I would sign the official copy.
Then the following individuals witnessed my subscription of the signature which was demanded of me: William G. Irwin, H. A. Widemann, Samuel Parker, S. Kalua Kookano, Charles B. Wilson, and Paul Neumann. The form of acknowledgment was taken by W. L. Stanley, Notary Public.
So far from the presence of these persons being evidence of a voluntary act on my part, was it not an assurance to me that they, too, knew that, UNLESS I DID THE WILL OF MY JAILERS, what Mr Neumann had threatened would be performed, and SIX PROMINENT CITIZENS IMMEDIATELY PUT TO DEATH.
I so regarded it then, and I still believe that MURDER WAS the ALTERNATIVE. Be this as it may, it is certainly happier for me to reflect to-day that there is not a drop of the blood of my subjects, friends or foes, upon my soul.
When it came to the act of writing, I asked what would be the form of signature; to which I was told to sign, “Liliuokalani Dominis.” This sounding strange to me, I repeated the question, and was given the same reply. At this I wrote what they dictated without further demur, the more readily for the following reasons.
➡ see the original narrative .
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Finally, a bit of pertinent international news:
Irrelevant Elections? Colombia Joins NATO on Eve of Presidential Vote. . . the author of this article — sadly — makes it very clear what the advent of NATO means in Columbia.
Tue, 29 May 2018 15:33 UTC
On May 27th, Colombian citizens cast their ballots to elect their next president, with the result producing no majority winner and thus sparking a run-off vote. As is the case during political campaigns these days, numerous political strategies and narratives have been pushed by the media and are proliferating on social networks. Prior to the second round, which takes place on June 17th, I wanted to share a few observations.
One theme in particular has been rather prominent. For years now, comparing Colombia to Venezuela, and scaring the population into thinking “well, we don’t want to end up with a Chavez or a Maduro” has been a popular political sales pitch.
Given the campaign promises and political origins of some of the candidates, the possibility of taking the country towards a socialist system – which would be a first for Colombia – might in other circumstances be a credible scenario. However, there are subtle (and not so subtle) details that make such a radical change in the the country’s ultra-Yankee outlook quite impossible.
Whether Gustavo Petro, presidential candidate for ‘Colombia Humana’, or the polls’ favorite, conservative Ivan Duque Marquez, wins, the result will be overshadowed by something which occurred just before the elections, on May 26th, when the Colombian government announced a momentous decision. Not much has been said about it in the press even though it firmly indicates what the country can expect, regardless of who is elected.
I’m talking about the announcement by president Juan Manuel Santos, which was made with a certain pride and a little bit of bragging while on his way out the door: “Next week, we will formalize Colombia’s entry into NATO“. This means that the country will be the only ‘global partner’ of the ‘anti-communist’ bloc in Latin America, sharing this ‘honor’ with countries like Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand and Pakistan – all of whom, according to the organization, “actively contribute to the operations and missions directed by NATO.”
And so Colombians are voting in an election that supposedly gives them a voice on the direction they’d like their country to take. But if Colombia – as a member of the world’s only military alliance – no longer has independent military and security policy, then Colombian voters have no means to seek pacific relations with their neighbors, especially those who may, for one reason or another, in future not be aligned with Washington’s interests.
The situation in Venezuela became rather complicated recently with an election that many countries in the region did not recognize, including Uncle Sam, and which the opposition decided to boycott – a move that apparently leaves Maduro further isolated from ‘the international community’ (read: Pax Americana). As regime change is very much on the cards there, Colombia’s sell-out to NATO is an ominous sign for regional stability.
Alejandro has been a SOTT editor since 2014. A Graphic Designer by profession, his curiosity led him to doing research and learning about anything he could get a hold of on the Internet. He is fond of saying, “If you cannot explain it in a simple manner, you haven’t fully understood it.” That sums up his tendency to want to try and understand as fully as possible the planet that we all share.
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Florida Maquis has bad news about the dam in Columbia that puts 120K people’s lives at risk. Is this really an acident?
Since Columbia ia now a member of NATO, why not call them in to help?