The Sheryl Atkinson exhaustive “Collusion against Trump” timeline [HT: ric2]
On the other side, evidence has emerged in the past year that makes it clear there were organized efforts to collude against candidate Donald Trump–and then President Trump. For example:
- Anti-Russian Ukrainians allegedly helped coordinate and execute a campaign against Trump in partnership with the Democratic National Committee and news reporters.
- A Yemen-born ex-British spy reportedly delivered political opposition research against Trump to reporters, Sen. John McCain, and the FBI; the latter of which used the material–in part–to obtain wiretaps against one or more Trump-related associates.
- There were orchestrated leaks of anti-Trump information and allegations to the press, including by ex-FBI Director James Comey.
- The U.S. intel community allegedly engaged in questionable surveillance practices and politially-motivated “unmaskings” of U.S. citizens, including Trump officials.
- Alleged conflicts of interests have surfaced regarding FBI officials who cleared Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information and who investigated Trump’s alleged Russia ties.
2011 U.S. intel community vastly expands its surveillance authority, giving itself permission to spy on Americans who do nothing more than “mention a foreign target in a single, discrete communication.” Intel officials also begin storing and entering into a searchable database sensitive intelligence on U.S. citizens whose communications are accidentally or “incidentally” captured during surveillance of foreign targets. Prior to this point, such intelligence was supposed to be destroyed to protect the constitutional privacy rights the U.S. citizens. However, it’s required that names U.S. citizens be hidden or “masked” –even inside U.S. intel agencies –to prevent abuse.
2012 July 1, 2012: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton improperly uses unsecured, personal email domain to email President Obama from Russia.
2013 June 2013: FBI interviews U.S. businessman Carter Page, who’s lived and worked in Russia, regarding his ongoing contacts with Russians. Page reportedly tells FBI agents their time would be better spent investigating Boston Marathon bombing (which the FBI’s Andrew McCabe helped lead). Page later claims his remark prompts FBI retaliatory campaign against him. The FBI, under McCabe, will later wiretap Page after Page becomes a Donald Trump campaign adviser. FBI secretly records suspected Russian industrial spy Evgeny Buryakov. It’s later reported that Page helped FBI build the case.
Sept. 4, 2013: James Comey becomes FBI Director, succeeding Robert Mueller……
Only the beginning folks! Only the beginning! More, so much much more, at: “Collusion against Trump” timeline
I have forgotten how to read – Turning, one evening, from my phone to a book, I set myself the task of reading a single chapter in one sitting. The failure was also not a surprise. Paragraphs swirled; sentences snapped like twigs; and sentiments bled out. The usual, these days. I drag my vision across the page and process little. Half an hour later, I throw down the book and watch some Netflix.
Out for dinner with another writer, I said, “I think I’ve forgotten how to read.”
“Yes!” he replied, pointing his knife. “Everybody has.”
“No, really,” I said. “I mean I actually can’t do it any more.”
He nodded: “Nobody can read like they used to. But nobody wants to talk about it.”
Serendipity Imagine if Clinton were president. The CIA meddling in our politics would only have accelerated. The corruption of the FBI would never have been revealed. In fact, it would have metastasized. People like to focus on the policy issues that would have been different with Clinton in power, but without the miracle of Trump, Washington would be ruled today by a dumpy old Caligula in a muumuu.
Hiking? Pack a rock. “If in the very unusual event that a cougar attacks you, fight back with rocks, sticks, tools or any items available.”— Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Mountain Lion Kills 1, Injures Another, 30 Miles East of Seattle Coastal cities and suburbs densely inhabited by granola-crunching moonbats on bicycles exist just a short distance from genuine wilderness. The crunchies love the scenery and think nothing of going off into an out-of-doors shared with large predators unarmed, unprepared, and unaware.
According to the Seattle Bike Blog, Brooks (pictured) was an avid biker, who co-founded Friends on Bikes Seattle to create a bike community where women/trans/femme/non-binary people of color could come together and have fun on bikes…
“And s/he’ll have fun fun fun til her daddy takes her t-bike away.”
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‘My dog shot me’ “I carry. It’s a Ruger 9 mm, and it’s got a safety on it,” Remme said. “I was lying on the couch, and we were horsing around, me and the dog. And I was tossing him off my lap, and he was jumping back on my lap. And apparently he bumped the safety one time, and when he bounded back over one of his toes went right down into the trigger guard. It has a trigger safety as well as a thumb safety, and he managed to hit both of them, and it discharged and went into my leg, did no major damage to anything.”
I’m thinking that the Democrats who are making such a big deal out of these ads really don’t themselves believe in democracy. They have been going on and on for a year and a half about how Donald Trump shouldn’t be President. Personally, I want to believe in democracy, and what I saw back in November 2016 is that the American people voted Donald Trump into office. I accept that he is rightfully President because he won the election. It bothers me tremendously that so many people won’t do that. I think they do not believe in democracy.
With over one billion US dollars being spent every day worldwide on ‘climate finance,’ the global warming scare is unquestionably the greatest deception in history. It is also the most effective because it uses false science.
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
— Proof of ‘Planet Nine’ May Be Sewn into Medieval Tapestries Planet Nine, if it exists, would have about 10 times the mass of Earth and orbit 20 times farther from the sun than Neptune does.
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BREAKING:Explosive Interview W/Devin Nunes FBI Infiltrated Planted Mole In Trump Administration
Don Surber has been right about Trump long before it became fashionable to be right about Trump. He’s been kicking ass and taking names and all out of bubblegum since 2015. He continues this sweep today with a non-nostalgic look back at how we got to the point where we might have to, in William Burroughs’ words, “Shoot our way to freedom.”
The use of the state to spy on and infiltrate the campaign of a political opponent is the final proof of the truth that we have averted our eyes from for the last 14 years.
Barack Obama is a communist. Mild compared to Castro or Mao, but nevertheless a believer in state control of everything.
Electing a communist president was easy, although it took more than seven decades. While the steps were many — Stalin’s Soviet Union collapsed before achieving his goal — the major ones are obvious in hindsight.
The quest began after Stalin stole America’s nuclear bomb secrets. Roy Cohn prosecuted Stalin’s spies. We hanged them.
Stalin got revenge. He placed a big fat target on Cohn, who went to Washington to help Senator Joseph McCarthy ferret communists out of the Army and State Department.
Many people confuse this with the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, which examined communism in Hollywood. Much ridiculed in the press (even conservatives mocked HUAC) look at Hollywood today and try to deny that communism lives on in America’s entertainment industry.
The elitists ripped McCarthy, called his quest for the truth a witch hunt, and made his name synonymous with the type of investigative fishing expedition Bobby Mueller has engaged in.
The net result was you no longer could call anyone a communist in America. Not even an actual communist. We call them liberal, progressive, socialist, and even Marxist, but never in polite society may we call them communists.
The downfall of McCarthy protected the communists in our federal government. We put one — John Brennan — as head of our CIA.
Various Lyndon Johnson changes weakened state governments. Medicaid, which pays for health care for the poor, consumes 15% or so of state budgets. This has driven states to adopt gambling, state sales taxes, state income taxes, and more in an effort to pay the state’s share
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 forced states to gerrymander along racial lines, a clear violation of the 14th Amendment. Johnson was too clever by half as states herded black voters into black electoral ghettos. This made it easier for Republicans to eventually regain control of the House.
The takeover of the academic world was a natural. Smart people are easy to fool. Just stroke their egos and tell them how smart they are….
30 Years On: There are two aspects that make 2018 so different from 1988: Numero Uno: Nothing is considered funny for the sake of being funny. If you make a joke about Oprah, you must hate Oprah. If you quote Trump, you must love Trump. If you lampoon something idiotic on the left, you must live on the right.
And the result is always “I will never read/watch/listen to you again,” “Unsubscribe me immediately,” and, in my particular case, a woman who posted to all her friends, “I can’t believe I once dated that guy”—meaning, now that my true colors have been exposed, her eyes are opened to what a loser I was all along.
Numero Two-o: I’ve never seen a generation so convinced that there should be punishment for speech. And not just public scolding. Loss of job. Loss of livelihood. Permanently labeled as a jerk. A soap opera friend of mine was disinvited to the network’s reunion show because of some tweets about NFL players not standing for the National Anthem. We all know at least one example of a teacher or professor booted because of an unpopular statement.
The Vibrancy: If you look back at the population mix of cities like Baltimore and Detroit, they thrived up to the point where their vibrancy crossed the 25% line. At that point, the infrastructure started to crack under the strain of keeping the vibrancy under control. As the vibrancy spilled into white areas, whites began to flee, the vibrant-to-plain ratio began to quickly tilt to the former and the die was cast.
Propaganda Means Never Having to Say You Were Wrong: neo-neocon » Blog Archive » Crossfire Hurricane: the FBI spied on Trump. Hemingway lists a whole bunch of egregious errors, things that could easily have been ascertained with simple fact-checking. But I disagree with two points she makes here. The first is that it is surprising how many errors the story contains. It is not surprising; it is the Times’ modus operandi. What’s more, they are not actually errors. IMHO, they are purposefully and knowingly misleading. This is propaganda, not reporting, and the Times is very good at it.
Apparently, in order to drink so much cooking oil, Florida Man had to have his neck surgically removed.
A Diagnosis Of Liberalism, 1964 – What is certain is that a majority, and a substantial majority, of those who control or influence public opinion is liberal, that liberalism of one or another variety prevails among the opinion-makers, molders and transmitters: teachers in the leading universities—probably the most significant single category; book publishers; editors and writers of the most influential publications; school and college administrators; public relations experts; writers of both novels and non-fiction; radio-TV directors, writers and commentators; producers, directors and writers in movies and the theater; the Jewish and non-evangelical Protestant clergy and not a few Catholic priests and bishops; verbalists in all branches of government; the staffs of the great foundations that have acquired in our day such pervasive influence through their relation to research, education, scholarships and publishing.
Six Paces, Turn, and Fire: Dueling, American Style The chance of dying in a pistol duel was relatively slim. Flintlocks often misfired. And even in the hands of an experienced shooter, accuracy was difficult. Generally, pistols had to be discharged within three seconds; to take aim for a longer time period was considered dishonorable. [click to continue…]
Black life in America today looks like a cavalcade of parasites. Neo takes a look at this creepy slug from the South Caroline NAACP Another false accusation of racism
First The Full Lie (Since deleted from Facebook after the liar was caught in the lie). This is the “Reverand’s” story of a recent traffic stop:
Me: hello sir how can I help you
Officer: I am stopping you cause you fail to put on a turn signal and do you have any drugs in the car
Me: sir how would you know If I used my tum signal when you was approaching me as I turn and is there any drugs in your car?
Officer: License and registration
Me:sir can I take off my seat belt and get it
Me: (as i open glove box i said )sir this is a new car i just purchased and all ! have is bill of sale, insurance card and registration from car I am transferring tags
Officer: ok where you work and who car is this and why you in this neighborhood
Me: sir I am a pastor and I live in the house on the left
Officer:And I guess I am the bill gates
Me: sir what’s the problem
Officer: I ask who car for the last time and why you in this neighborhood
Me: I told you for last time who car and where I live.( as my neighborhood starts to come out there house) By the way sir can I speak to your supervisor
Officer: walks away with my information When he returned he said did you know your tags comes back to another vehicle
Me: sir I just explain this to you
Officer: you need to park this vehicle and never drive it till you get this straight with DMV
Me: sir I have purchased multiple vehicles and never heard this now officer and I start fussing cause I said well i will be driving my car sir and anyt time I want
Officer: I am waming you to not drive this car till tags get straight and just know I am doing you a favor tonight not taking you to jail or writing you a ticket
Me: sir you might be doing your Self a favor but you certainly not doing me a favor.
The reverend finished off his post by saying that his wife and baby were in the back seat, but still he was profiled and accused of having drugs.
“Guess I can’t be a pastor and can’t drive a Mercedes Benz and live in a nice neighborhood,” Rev. Moultrie said. “…someone needs to answer for this behavior and this officer will.”
And here is the truth from the bodycam video:
REAKING: #PlannedParenthood poised to lose 2nd largest source of tax funding ($50 – $60 MILLION a year) as Trump Admin set to announce new #ProtectLife rule stopping Title X tax dollars going to orgs that perform or promote abortion.
The “Protect Life Rule” will fulfill a campaign promise made by President Trump to stop taxpayer funding of abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood. The “Protect Life Rule” will not cut a single dime from family planning. Instead, it will direct tax dollars to Title X centers that do not promote or perform abortions, such as the growing number of community and rural health centers that far outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities. Similar regulations were upheld by the Supreme Court in 1991 in Rust v. Sullivan (500 U.S. 173).
NOW LOOK, HERE’S A HOUSE FULL OF BEES. YOU THINK THE HONEY BADGER CARES? IT DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT. IT GOES RIGHT IN TO THE HOUSE TO BEES TO GET SOME LARVAE. HOW DISGUSTING IS THAT? IT EATS LARVAE. EW, THAT’S SO NASTY. BUT LOOK, THE HONEY BADGER DOESN’T CARE, IT’S GETTING STUNG LIKE A THOUSAND TIMES. IT DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT, IT JUST, IT’S HUNGRY. IT DOESN’T CARE ABOUT BEING STUNG BY BEES. NOTHING CAN STOP THE HONEY BADGER WHEN IT’S HUNGRY.
The weapons policy of Santa Fe High School in Texas makes clear that no firearms, imitation firearms, BB guns, or ammunition is allowed on campus.
The Substitute Teacher Handbook says, “Employees, visitors, and students, including those with a license to carry a handgun, are prohibited from bringing firearms, illegal knives, or other weapons onto school premises or any grounds or building where a school-sponsored activity takes place.”
“Ronson came down and played on three or four tracks and worked on the American Fool record for four or five weeks. All of a sudden, for ‘Jack & Diane,’ Mick said ‘Johnny, you should put baby rattles on there.’ I thought, ‘What the fuck does put baby rattles on the record mean?’ So he put the percussion on there and then he sang the part ‘let it rock, let it roll’ as a choir-ish-type thing, which had never occurred to me. And that is the part everybody remembers on the song. It was Ronson’s idea.” — John Mellencamp
Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Oh yeah say life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
They walk on
“I take it home on my cassette. I go to his house the next day, the very next day, in his little flat, and then we got to write the lyrics. I always listened to what he scatted for clues. … I said, “Well, it sounds like (he sang) ‘lonely world.’ That (word) sounds like ‘anywhere.’ ” I said, “What if it’s like ‘Jack and Diane,’ you know? Kind of, “Just a small-town girl.” He goes, “Livin’ in a lonely world.”
“Now we’re in the movie, and the movie goes on and on and on. I said, “I’ll tell you where the location is. This sounds like Sunset Boulevard in the ’70s, where I lived, and it sounds like Friday night.”I was explaining to them how everybody would cruise up and down the boulevard. I mean, the hustlers, the dreamers, the producers, the actors, the actresses, the wannabe starlets, the wannabe anybodieswere all on Sunset, cruising, driving, looking for their hookup, their something.” — Jonathan Cain, Journey
Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world
She took the midnight train going anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train going anywhere
A singer in a smoky room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on
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China’s police force is ahead of the game when it comes to propelling us all toward the dystopian future we fear. They’ve got some of the most advanced facial recognition surveillance in the world, with more than 170 million cameras installed around the country, and they use it for ‘crimes’ as minor as jaywalking. In a recent demonstration, a BBC reporter’s headshot was uploaded into the system to show just how quickly the cops could find him in a city of 4.3 million. It took seven minutes.
Outrage at 40,000 feet!American Airlines bans insects, hedgehogs and goats as emotional support animals
Who is Craig From Craigslist? The company today only has a little over 30 employees and the estimated revenue that they bring in annually from those small percentage of paid posts is a gross of about $130 million as of 2012, with about $100 million of that being profit.
When you’re a dead Palestinian martyr but your nose keeps itching pic.twitter.com/WUh60xq7t5
— p4z (@_p4z_) May 16, 2018
Parenting, California Style : YOUR HUSBAND HAS TATTOOS ON HIS FACE! YOUR HOUSE IS FULL OF FECES! YOU’âRE 30 YEARS OLD AND HAVE 10 KIDS! Excuse me if I seem a bit judgmental, but in what kind of world does this happen? “Hey, honey, I’m thinking about getting a tattoo on my face.” And she’s like, “That would be awesome. Let’s get pregnant again, because 9 kids isn’t enough. Oops, watch out for the cat poop . . .
What made Trump different from his competitors? Likely, his cunning, his almost Thucydidean reading of human nature, and his sixth sense about timing and salesmanship. In Plutarchian fashion, Black focuses on Trump’s physicality, especially his boundless energy and his impatience with nuance and self-doubt (“desperate cunning, unflagging determination, unshakeable self-confidence, ruthless Darwinian instincts of survival, and a sublime assurance that celebrity will heal all wounds”).
Complex political theories and carefully elucidated principles have no place in a culture war, or even a political war. It’s a rock fight and that means you have to use whatever is handy to take out the other guy. After you win and secure his turf, then you take a break and maybe use the off-time to think about theory. Principles are for the victory party.
Well, blow me down! Execution by Cannon in Shiraz, Iran, Mid-Late 19th Century ~ vintage everyday Execution by cannon was a method of execution in which the victim was typically tied to the mouth of a cannon which was then fired. The prisoner is generally tied to a gun with the upper part of the small of his back resting against the muzzle. When the gun is fired, his head is seen to go straight up into the air some forty or fifty feet; the arms fly off right and left, high up in the air, and fall at, perhaps, a hundred yards distance; the legs drop to the ground beneath the muzzle of the gun; and the body is literally blown away altogether, not a vestige being seen.
Almost as if something, or someone, somewhere knew everything that has happened and will happen. Experiment suggests that reality doesn’t exist until it is measured The arbitrary number generated to determine if the grating was added or not was only generated after the atom had passed through the crossroads. But, when the atom was measured at the end of its path – before the random number was generated – it already displayed the wave or particle characteristics applied by the grating after it had completed its journey. According to Truscott, this means that if one chooses to believe that the atom really did take a particular path or paths, then one also has to accept that a future measurement is affecting the atom’s past.
Take the hottest pepper on the planet, multiply it by 10, and you have Jakarta’s intensely spicy dish….. Death Noodles! One man, Ben Sumadiwiria, claimed he went deaf for two minutes after shoveling down a plate of the scorchingly spicy meal.
The untold story of QF72: What happens when ‘psycho’ automation leaves pilots powerless? “It’s not their intention to build an aeroplane that is going to go completely haywire and try and kill you.”
“The way to crush the bourgeoisie [middle class] is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
He is, and will forever be, a celebrity and a legend.
News articles over the years have dubbed him ‘the Father of Free Ride” and “The Last Ski Bum”. One newspaper article opens with: ‘Dag Aabye is 42 years of age going on 23.’ Another, written when Dag was 59, states: ‘Dag’s probably as fit as he was at 15.’ Through the years, the only thing that seems to change is the actual numbers; Dag continues to defy and ignore his age, constantly pushing the boundaries of what he’s capable of.
He never goes to the doctor, but why would he — he never gets sick. He trains every day for the gruelling, 24-hour-long Death Race, held annually on the August long weekend in Grande Cache, Alberta. He calls it “Doctor Death” and says it’s the only check-up he needs.
“I refuse to become part of the age society where you do things based on your age. I keep pushing to see where my edge is,” he says. —The free life and lives of Dag Aabye