Whenever there is a contrived story flashing on the news wires, your smart move is to look somewhere else for what’s really important.
The big “scoop” yesterday was that The President discussed the possibility with Russian and American officials that ISIS was trying to put a bomb inside a laptop. Kind of boring conversation, when you realize that the first such bombing by bytes was in 2013. So, what was the real news, planned for muffling by a WAPO/NYT story from the clouds? (TSA already scans all laptops separately, any visitor to an airport will tell you.)
Enter Rod Wheeler, retired Washington homicide detective hired by a third party to investigate the murder of Seth Rich, Voter Expansion Data Director at the DNC. He was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C. and police said the killing in the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood was a robbery, not a murder-for-hire. He was shot twice in the back, and his wallet and valuable watch were not stolen.
Wheeler had concerns from the beginning of the case, running a parallel investigation of his own:
“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” Wheeler said. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”
That buy your green card pitch by Kushner’s sister in China renews controversy over visas for the rich
If you had $300 during the Civil War you could avoid that first Draft by just paying the dough and walking away. No money, you could go to jail or possibly become one of the 620,000 Americans killed on the battlefields.
When it comes to citizenship, the rich don’t need to climb that wall or swim that Rio Grande, now they just put up money, $500,000 or more to be exact, to invest in some project in the U.S. and agree that somehow that will create ten new jobs.
Some 85% of all these “investment citizens” are from China. The deal is called EB-5 Visa, and not only can you become an American, but so can the wife and children – all for the same price.
By this criterion, anyone with enough money can buy citizenship. Poor folks need not apply.
The program was extended last week by President Donald Trump, even though he said he had qualms about it during the campaign last year. The day after he signed the extension, the Kushner organization was in Beijing, selling investments in the luxury apartment building, One Journal Square, that is set to be built next year in Jersey City. A brochure blasted:
“Invest $500,000 and immigrate to the United States.”
CNN has revealed that the FBI used the fake “Trump dossier” in its application for a warrant from the FISA court in order to monitor former Donald Trump advisor Carter Page.
And Christopher Steele, who wrote the document, said through his lawyers in a report this week that the dossier came from “unsolicited” and “raw” intelligence that “needed to be analyzed and further investigated/verified.”
While Steele denounces the document, CNN reports it was part of the Democrat-controlled government’s effort to subvert Trump and his associates:
“U.S. officials tell CNN that last year the FBI used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump’s campaign as part of the justification to get approval to secretly monitor Trump associate Carter Page,” Even Perez reported. “Now those sources say that FBI Director James Comey has cited the dossier in some of his briefings to Congress in recent weeks as one of the sources of information that the bureau used to bolster its investigation.”
“This includes approval from the secret court that overseas the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act known as FISA, to monitor Page’s communications,” Perez continued. “But to obtain permission to target Page, the FBI and the Justice Department would have to present probable cause that he was acting as an agent of a foreign power. Including possibly engaging in clandestine intelligence gathering for a foreign government.”
Sharyl Attkisson – former CBS investigative reporter, and five-time Emmy winner – has been surveilled, her computer hacked, her career threatened, all because of her exposes of government and political corruption.
Last week she reported on a meeting with “a small group of reliable, formerly high-placed intelligence officials who have dropped a few interesting tidbits on me of late.”
This was her understanding of methods used by the government, based on the discussions:
- It’s not true that wiretaps and/or electronic surveillance of U.S. citizens can “only” be done with a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court order.
- Besides the FISA court, “wiretapping” or electronic surveillance can also be done under Title III authority. The government used this authority, for example, in the Justice Department’s secret Fast and Furious “gunwalking” case.
- Additionally, U.S. Presidents have the power to issue secret presidential directives that can authorize otherwise illegal acts (theoretically in the country’s best interests). These directives may come with pre-planned cover stories to be used in the event the operation is exposed, and they come with indemnity for those involved, giving them permission to lie about the operation or their involvement without fear of prosecution.
- The public will rarely know about such presidential directives since most who see them must sign agreements that promise nondisclosure and consent to polygraphs.
Attkisson said that “computer surveillance is a grey area in the intelligence community where many insiders argue the traditional privacy restrictions and surveillance rules don’t necessarily apply.” Continue reading →
Susan Rice and Dr. Evelyn Farkas have so much in common.
Both served in the Barack Obama administration, Rice at State and Farkas at Defense. Both are in the news – Farkas’ remarks about the “alleged” Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers, and Rice’s unmasking of private American’s names in government surveillance.
Both have been leaders in the Atlantic Council, which hates Russia almost as much as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Other council honchos include Henry Kissinger, Brent Snowcroft and Madeleine Albright – globalists all. The Council is a big deal in war hawk circles, but there is something peculiar. It is financed not only by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc., the U.S. State Department, NATO ACT, it has been funded by the Ploughshares Fund, which has received its money from billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
And both Rice and Farkas have served on the Atlantic Council alongside Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of CrowdStrike, the third-party company hired by the DNC and allowed by the FBI to make its assessment about alleged Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Dimitri was named in 2013 as one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Leading Global Thinkers, along with other globalists, including Angela Merkel, John Kerry, Ben Bernanke and Jeff Bezos.
In April last year, officials at the DNC noticed that their dossiers on Donald Trump had been hacked, Continue reading →
So-called “Russian Dossier” published on President, proves fake after examination – read entire text here
UPDATE -April 19, 2017
CNN reported yesterday that the FBI used the “Russian Dossier” in its application for warrant from the FISA court in order to monitor former Trump advisor Carter Page.
“U.S. officials tell CNN that last year the FBI used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump’s campaign as part of the justification to get approval to secretly monitor Trump associate Carter Page,” CNN reported. “Now those sources say that FBI Director James Comey has cited the dossier in some of his breifings to Congress in recent weeks as one of the sources of information that the bureau used to bolster its investigation.”
Someone was watching an old spy movie last year, when they created a “Russian Dossier” (RUDO) on then candidate President Donald Trump.
Remember in WW2, when the spy took out his tiny camera, shot page after page of documents, and then developed the film in secret, creating negatives, then using an enlarger to make prints. It took six trays of chemicals, and that was just for black and white. Using a light bulb fixture behind you was preferred for illumination.
Enhanced images of the PDFs obtained from the Buzzfeed site, which published the RUDO, indicate the same back light shadow on all the dossier pages. This shadow was not seen on the original documents, but by converting to JPG format and auto correcting, the same marking appeared on every page, meaning they were all photographed in an amateur manner at the same.
Apparently, the spymaster didn’t know that quality copy machines were in common use by spies as far back as the 1980s, or perhaps the odd sizes, poor quality of the pages and angles were meant to impress the viewer that this was something from a secret source. However, the documents were created and dated last year. Portable scanner/copy machines today cost less than $50.
The dossier – first referred to publicly by CNN – was not available on their website, but viewers were conveniently told it was posted on Buzzfeed.com (still available by PDF and transcript by going to this link). Warning: Mature content and disgusting descriptions.
Buzzfeed found that dossier’s errors emerged almost immediately – yet the site still offers it online as late as today, complete with idiocies like yellow highlighting and many last names in All Caps.
The Buzzfeed website reported on Feb. 3.
Aleksej Gubarev, the CEO of web company XBT, called the publication of the document “reckless and irresponsible.”
The suit, which was filed in Florida against BuzzFeed and editor-in-chief Ben Smith, said that allegations in the document regarding Gubarev are untrue.
“We have redacted Mr. Gubarev’s name from the published dossier, and apologize for including it,” Matt Mittenthal, spokesman for BuzzFeed News, said in a statement.
GOP plan to end “Death Tax” means the billionaires will be overjoyed, while the rest of us pay the bills
Tuesday, 4/4/17: examining entire fake “Russian Dossier” on Donald Trump!
Estate tax percentages have varied in recent history, ranging from 55% in 2000 under George Bush #1 to 35% under Barack Obama and now 40% under Donald Trump. The GOP wants it to be zero.
Currently, couples with less than about $11,000,000 pay no estate tax. On amounts above that, the government takes 40% for taxes. The history of the estate tax revolves around the desire for fair taxation of the richest Americans to pay for public programs.
Eliminating the estate tax will aid any couple who die with more than $11 million (current deduction), and the GOP argues that this would affect many small businesses, which would have to sell land or equipment to pay the tax.
I have an idea that should please the GOP and still maintain some sanity in our progressive tax system. This is in addition to the 123 Plan, which easily adds $54 billion in revenues to the federal budget this year.
Only apply the estate tax to those whose estates are $1 Billion or more, but raise the rate to Bush #1 rate of 55%.
That would generate $1,514,425,000,000, or $1.5 Trillion that the rest of us won’t have to pay in income and other taxes. This revenue is calculated by taking the total current Forbes wealth of all American billionaires and assuming they will die someday and have to pay the estate tax.
If there is no estate tax, they will avoid $1.5 trillion in taxes.
Who are these billionaires. Check the list Continue reading →
It’s as easy as: one, two, three!
The 2018 Donald Trump Federal Budget can be balanced, even when including nearly $54 billion in increased Defense Department spending, and not one federal department would require any cuts in spending.
These are the proposed $54 billion in department cuts that would not have to take effect under my 123 Plan:
Agriculture 2018 Budget
- Eliminates $500 million Water and Wastewater loan/grant program
- Eliminates $200 million McGovern-Dole International Food for Education program
- Cuts Women, Infants and Children nutrition assistance from $6.4 billion to $6.2 billion
- Unspecified staff reductions at USDA service center agencies
- Cuts $95 million from Rural Business and Cooperative Service
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The bad news is that the snappy news is propaganda – straight from Al Jazeera, the network started by Qatar. Continue reading →