Author Archive: Fred Donaldson

The complete Russian Dossier is made public here, and it has all the trappings of a very bad spy novel

The White House had decided to release unredacted FISA documents this week that would reference the so-called Russian Dossier, submitted by Christopher Steele, and its impact on the independent counsel investigation into foreign meddling and collusion with the 2016 Donald Trump election campaign.

What is the dossier? Is it real or a pack of lies?

This blog first examined the actual dossier in April, 2017, and decided it was a fake.

Read the following from our archives and decide for yourself.


Someone was watching an old spy movie … when they created a “Russian Dossier” (RUDO) on then candidate President Donald Trump. Continue reading →

American teachers competing for jobs against J-1 foreigners, who get low wages, pay no FICA taxes

Glendale, known as “Arizona’s Antique Capital” and home to the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, has a problem.

The city doesn’t like paying its elementary public school teachers a decent wage.

With a Master’s degree annual teacher’s base pay is only $41,007. Ph.Ds earn just $1,000 more!

Boasting a  median family income of $51,162, Glendale is no inner city ghetto facing falling taxes and urban rot, but its Pendergast Elementary School District in 2014 decided to pay its teachers about $10,000 a year less than the national average, despite the high local cost of living. Continue reading →

California grasps at straws over plastic in our ocean, but the real causes are hidden from naive Americans

It will be a crime to provide plastic straws in California’s mom and pop restaurants (not fast food chains), unless requested, if Gov. J. Brown signs bill A.B. (1884) into law.

We are told this will save the planet from America’s profligate destruction of the environment. It might even help diminish that waste-plastic, small continent floating in the Pacific between Hawaii and California, now measuring about three times the size of France.

While Golden State lawmakers pat themselves proudly, the real reasons for the plastic island, dubbed Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), have been hidden from Americans.

The biggest culprit is abandoned plastic fishing gear, primarily nets, left by commercial operations. Continue reading →

Hospital room here now costs about 20 times as much as in country with longest life expectancy

Do you suffer from a really bad heart, cancer, or need dialysis, and still want to buy health insurance?

If you can find a company in the U.S.A. that will cover you, the price will be many thousands of dollars a month with a cap on total payments, plus co-pays through the roof. If you don’t die rather quickly, our health system will devour your savings, house, car and force close relatives into poverty.

One alternative is to move to Japan, stay with a visa good for more than three months, and you will become part of their health system, which means: Continue reading →

If we treat the military budget like Social Security, Army will consist of one “Mad Dog” and 3 puppies

The Social Security Trust Fund now totals $2,892,000,000  – just about the highest amount in history, and some scolds are still sad.

Mr. Gloom

To promote their austerity charade, the front groups of the Koch Brothers (descendants of the co-founder of the John Birch Society) just released their attack dog, John Stossel.

J. S. rants on FOX News about silly things, even suggesting everyone should save some 20% of their wages for retirement and maintaining that the poor don’t need luxuries like public schools or highways.

Social Security is running out of money. You may not believe that, but it’s a fact. That FICA money taken from your paycheck was not saved for you in a “trust fund.” Politicians misled us. They spent every penny the moment it came in. – Stossel (worth $4 million) laments.

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A half million will sleep on the streets tonight, but nothing seems to wake up Congress to this tragedy

The smoking guns in mass killings may not be just the weapons, but also the danger posed by the untreated mentally ill, who are responsible for ten percent of homicides in the U.S.A., according to the Treatment Advocacy Center.

And many of these mentally impaired are nearly dead, forgotten, sleeping in cardboard boxes, homeless because of a federal program launched in 1963 by JFK, that has become deadly, useless and exorbitant.

Our do-nothing Congress knows the danger, but the homeless don’t vote or give politicians payoffs.

The National Institute of Mental Health focuses on the problem this way: Continue reading →

Band of Bozos agrees to protect foreign-based firms from any competition by companies in the U.S.A. How can American workers compete with slaves?

It is bad news to uncover a Band of Bozos who are  dedicated to make foreign companies rich at the expense of American workers. Their plan is to prevent any current or future tariffs on goods no longer made in the U.S.A. That would include more than 1,600 products listed by the International Trade Commission, an organization dedicated to global progress at the expense of this country..

The Bozos ignore reality.  Every country protects its own industries until they become strong enough to survive without protection from foreign dumping and currency manipulation.

China, for example, currently has a 25% tariff on U.S. cars and soybeans. The Europeans have duties of 25% on U.S. motorcycles, boats, whiskey and even peanut butter. Nearly all nations, except the U.S., also have a Value Added Tax which affects all imports with double digit fees. Continue reading →

Ask the Kochs, they’ll say you can’t buy happiness, but there’s a price to buy politicians in both parties

Brothers of a feather, Charles and David Koch, are once again spreading their wings, not in some benevolent embrace to aid their 120,000 workers worldwide, but instead to hover over the 2018 Congressional election and elect stooges who have pledged to kiss their bony talons.

Yo, Bro, let’s buy some elections!

That may seem a bit harsh. It’s not fashionable to criticize two craggy-faced zealots worth about $100 billion, who own the second largest (after Cargill) privately held firm in the U.S.A.

The Kochs will spend big bucks in 2018 – reportedly some $889 million – a lousy one percent of their total wealth, but enough to buy elections.

The Koch “investment” in 2016 was slightly less – $800 million, but compare that to $80,000 in 2016 ads by the Russians to influence the same election.

This proves American tycoons meddled best – the Kochs spent 10,000 times as much as cheapskate Vlad.

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Grass fed beef called product of U.S.A. may be from cattle that never had one breath of air in America

“Where’s the beef…from?”

You’ll never know by just examining the supermarket package’s contents.

beefThe problem started in 2015, when the B. Obama administration’s USDA decided to ignore food safety regulations, and rolled back Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for both beef and pork products, allowing meat to be sold without disclosing its home country on the label.

The result: meat can now be sold without disclosing the home country on the label.

But it gets even worse.

Because of the way regulations were written, beef and pork products shipped to the United States, and just processed here, can be labeled “product of U.S.A.” Continue reading →

ICE use of private prisons is another example of our make-a-buck Congress and WH losing public trust

Why do we put up with nearly 750,000 pending immigration cases, where many detainees are forced into private jails for months, awaiting a ponderous bureaucracy to decide their fate?

Let’s follow the money…

An entire industry has grown up around detainees, from employment for lawyers and judges, to nonprofits raising money for jazzy executive salaries. And the longer the review process, the more money sloshes about, enriching groups and individuals at the expense of foreigners, who should be instead rapidly excluded from – or included in – our American society.

Nowhere is this abuse more blatant than the for-profit detention centers run by the same folks who own many of our criminal prisons and use inmates and government largess to grab the big dollars. Continue reading →

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