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Comment on “First Hand Info” by Not A Native

Well, like pot growers and civil disobedience of all political stripes, Trump supporters argue that even if what he did is a crime, it shouldn't be. It's morally justified in order to drain the swamp and expunge the deep State. The moral duty of True Patriots. Fundamentally, everyone who violates the law wraps themselves in a moral justification for doing so. Since Trump's actions will never be adjudicated by a court, their legality is irrelevant in practice.

The Power Behind the Chemtrails: Peter Kirby does Project Camelot with Kerry Cassidy

The Power Behind the Chemtrails: Peter Kirby does Project Camelot with Kerry Cassidy Activist Post’s chemtrail expert Peter Kirby recently appeared again in a new interview with Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot. They went over Kirby’s latest paper “Chemtrails Exposed: The Deep State and the New Manhattan Project.” Kerry encouraged Peter to continue looking into the Nazi and secret space program connections to the ongoing geoengineering activities as they went over his paper point by point. ...

NYT Columnist Admits Deep State Exists...To Protect Us From Trump

<p>Appearing on NBC’s <em>Today</em> show on Monday, <em>New York Times</em> columnist James B. Stewart hawked his new book, <em>Deep State</em>, by hailing bureaucrats undermining the Trump administration as noble public servants “protecting the Constitution” and the American people from the President. He denounced any criticism of the “deep state” as “very dangerous.”</p>

UPDATE: AG Bill Barr and John Durham Met with Italy’s Spy Chief Twice – Demanded Proof of former PM Renzi’s Involvement in Obama’s Spygate Scandal


Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos tweeted out on Friday night that Attorney General Bill Barr is currently on official business in Italy. As was previously reported there are suggestions that Italian officials were working with the US Deep State in 2016 to set up Trump campaign officials. Attorney General Barr traveled to Italy days […]

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DC INSIDER: Second Trump Whistleblower Is the Source for First Whistleblower – It’s a CIA “Feedback Loop” (VIDEO)


Peter Van Buren is a former State Department official and a whistleblower. On Monday he spoke with Tucker Carlson on the current Democrat-Deep State coordinated attack to remove President Trump in a political coup. Peter described the current accusations of the left as a “three way pitch-and-toss” between the Democrat Party, the liberal media and […]

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REPORT: Dems Consider Hiding Identity of Whistleblower From GOP Lawmakers by Holding Testimony in Remote Location – Changing His Appearance, Voice


House Democrats are considering hiding the Deep State CIA officer’s identity by holding his testimony in a remote location. The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three people familiar with the discussions, that Democrats are going to go to great lengths to conceal the ‘whistleblower’s’ identity by holding his testimony in a remote location and […]

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'Deep State' Author Says Trump Has Learned Nothing From The Russia Investigation

In an interview with NPR, New York Times columnist James B. Stewart says President Trump has surrounded himself with those "who will not stop him from doing what he wants."

Comment by "Blitzer" on The Most Important Presidential Election Question (That No One Ever Asks!), by Brett Redmayne-Titley

Bless you,Dear Sir,and I thank you for responding.I agree: no hope of anything from the Democratic side. Frankly,the only hope I see is if Trump took the (I know,purely fantastic thinking) step of outright forming of a NEW,Independent Party,and asked Tulsi Gabbard to be his VP running mate. Well,we can always dream,but I digress... It is quite a frightening thing as of these past few days,however,to witness the audacious attempt to just toss out the sitting President,for things of such a nature that would make Mr.Alinsky himself quite proud(!).THAT is true desperation! Fully in spite of widely known corruption on the other side of the aisle (spoken of right on Tell-A-Vision before a live audience,no less!).People are not buying that part of it;methinks the general public are just sick of hearing about the 'round the clock "drama" espoused on their nightly Box more than anything. Yet the result would truly be an absolute disaster of such unimaginable proportion that I cannot help but feel that the intelligence agencies have contrived it from the outset: to place the insane Dominionist thrall,Pence,into top spot on any ticket of the Republicans-and,even worse (if possible!),pulling in the loathesome Nikki Haley as a ("perfect") running mate(!) we dare imagine? I am sure you know,but there were a record number of "former" military intelligence,or otherwise intel-"affiliated' persons that ran,with heavy backing,on both sides,during the last congressional cycle. And a lot of unusual "retirements" of sitting members recently,as well,leaving vacant seats easy feeding ground for such hyenas. Now the fact is,and careful observation will show,that the so-called "Deep State" is nothing more than covert operatives of the intelligence communities of the entire Anglo-Zionist-Messianic (I hope that term makes sense,for lack of a better one) agencies of the West,from the MI6,Mossad,and CIA,on down deep into even local agencies of governance of nearly the whole Western sphere of dominance-er,"influence"... either "once in,always in",or part of the "plamo i plato" type,one way or other,done as they are told. Such an overt act of an outright coup in this country would spark a very real hell-at least briefly-until "the deplorables" fell in line behind Pence.And,trust me,most would. That is a horrifying thought! I am ever an optimist, that we "never know" what may happen! I look forward to Part Two! Godspeed,have a wonderful day/evening,Dear Sir

Dr. Richard Daystrom on (News Article):IT’S HERE: D-Wave Announces 2048-Qubit Quantum Computing System, Theoretically Capable of Breaking All Classical Encryption, Including Military-Grade


IT’S HERE: D-Wave Announces 2048-Qubit Quantum Computing System, Theoretically Capable of Breaking All Classical Encryption, Including Military-Grade

 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by: Mike Adams
Tags: big governmentbreakthroughcomputingcryptocurrencyD-Wavedecryptionencryptiongoodscienceinventionsquantum computingqubitssurveillance

 Over the last several days, we’ve highlighted the stunning breakthrough in “quantum supremacy” announced by Google and NASA. Across other articles, we’ve revealed how quantum computing translates highly complex algorithmic computational problems into simple, linear (or geometric) problems in terms of computational complexity. In practical terms, quantum computers are code breakers, and they can break all known classical encryption, including the encryption used in cryptocurrency, military communications, financial transactions and even private encrypted communications.

As the number of qubits (quantum bits) in quantum computers exceeds the number of bits used in classical encryption, it renders that encryption practically pointless. A 256-qubit quantum computer, in other words, can easily break 256-bit encryption. A 512-bit qubit computer can break 512-bit encryption, and so on.

Those of us who are the leading publishers in independent media have long known that government-funded tech advancements are typically allowed to leak to the public only after several years of additional advances have already been achieved. Stated in practical terms, the rule of thumb is that by the time breakthrough technology gets reported, the government is already a decade beyond that.

Thus, when Google’s scientists declare “quantum supremacy” involving a 53-qubit quantum computer, you can confidently know that in their secret labs, they very likely already have quantum computers operating with a far greater number of qubits.

At the time we were assembling those stories, we were not yet aware that D-Wave, a quantum computing company that provides exotic hardware to Google and other research organizations, has announced a 2048-qubit quantum computer.

The system is called the “D-Wave 2000Q” platform, and it features 2048 qubits, effectively allowing it to break military-grade encryption that uses 2048 or fewer encryption bits.

As explained in a D-Wave Systems brochure:

The D-Wave 2000Q system has up to 2048 qubits and 5600 couplers. To reach this scale, it uses 128,000 Josephson junctions, which makes the D-Wave 2000Q QPU by far the most complex superconducting integrated circuit ever built.

Other facts from D-Wave about its superconducting quantum computing platform:

  • The system consumes 25 kW of power, meaning it can be run on less electricity than what is typically wired into a residential home (which is typically 200 amps x 220 v, or 44 kW).
  • The system produces virtually no heat. “The required water cooling is on par with what a kitchen tap can provide,” says the D-Wave brochure.
  • The system provides a platform for truly incredible improvements in computational efficiency involving machine learning, financial modeling, neural networking, modeling proteins in chemistry and — most importantly — “factoring integers.”

“Factoring integers” means breaking encryption

The “factoring integers” line, found in the D-Wave brochure, is what’s causing unprecedented nervousness across cryptocurrency analysts right now, some of whom seem to be pushing the bizarre idea that quantum computers are an elaborate hoax in order to avoid having to admit that quantum computing renders cryptocurrency cryptography algorithms obsolete. (At least as currently structured, although perhaps there is a way around this in the future.)

“Factoring integers” is the key to breaking encryption. In fact, it is the extreme difficulty of factoring very large numbers that makes encryption incredibly difficult to break using classical computing. But as we have explained in this previous article, quantum computing translates exponentially complex mathematical problems into simple, linear (or you could call it “geometric”) math, making the computation ridiculously simple. (In truth, quantum computers are “computing” anything. The universe is doing the computations. The quantum computer is merely an interface that talks to the underlying computational nature of physical reality, which is all based on a hyper-computational matrix that calculates cause-effect solutions for all subatomic particles and atomic elements, across the entire cosmos. Read more below…)

Depending on the number of bits involved, a quantum computer can take a problem that might require literally one billion years to solve on a classical computer and render a short list of likely answers in less than one second. (Again, depending on many variables, this is just a summary of the scale, not a precise claim about the specifications of a particular system.)

Given that D-Wave’s quantum computers cost only a few million dollars — while there are billions of dollars’ worth of crypto floating around that could be spoofed and redirected if you have a system that can easily crack cryptography — it seems to be a matter of economic certainty that, sooner or later, someone will acquire a quantum computing system and use it to steal cryptocurrency wallets by spoofing transactions. To be clear, I’m sure D-Wave likely vets its customers rather carefully, and the company would not knowingly provide its quantum computing tech to an organization that appeared to be motivated by malicious intent. Yet, realistically, we’ve all seen historical examples of advanced technology getting into the hands of twisted, evil people such as those who run the Federal Reserve, for example.

D-Wave quantum computers don’t really “compute” anything; they send mathematical questions into multiple dimensions, then retrieve the most likely answers

So how does quantum computing really work? As we’ve explained in several articles, these systems don’t really carry out “computing” in the classic work sense of the term. There is no “computing” taking place in the D-Wave hardware. The best way to describe this is to imagine quantum computers as computational stargates. They submit mathematical questions into a hyper-dimensional reality (the quantum reality of superposition, etc.), and the universe itself carries out the computation because the very fabric of reality is mathematical at its core. As some brilliant scientists say, the universe IS mathematics, and thus the fabric of reality cannot help but automatically compute solutions in every slice of time, with seemingly infinite computational capability down to the subatomic level.

Put another way, the world of quantum phenomena is constantly trying out all possible combinations and permutations of atomic spin states and subatomic particles, and it naturally and automatically derives the best combination that achieves the lowest energy state (i.e. the least amount of chaos).

The end result is that a short list of the best possible solutions “magically” (although it isn’t magic, it just seems like magic) appears in the spin states of the elements which represent binary registers. Thus, the answers to your computational problems are gifted back to you from the universe, almost as if the universe itself is a God-like computational guru that hands out free answers to any question that you can manage to present in binary. (Technically speaking, this also proves that the universe was created by an intelligent designer who expresses creation through mathematics.)

Programmers can easily break encryption codes using standard C++ commands that interface with the quantum portal

All of these quantum functions, by the way, are controlled by standard computer language code, including C++, Python and MATLAB. The system has its own API, and you can even submit commands to the quantum realm via its “Quantum Machine Instruction” (QMI) commands. As D-Wave explains in its brochure:

The D-Wave 2000Q system provides a standard Internet API (based on RESTful services), with client libraries available for C/C++, Python, and MATLAB. This interface allows users to access the system either as a cloud resource over a network, or integrated into their high-performance computing environments and data centers. Access is also available through D-Wave’s hosted cloud service. Using D-Wave’s development tools and client libraries, developers can create algorithms and applications within their existing environments using industry-standard tools.

While users can submit problems to the system in a number of different ways, ultimately a problem represents a set of values that correspond to the weights of the qubits and the strength of the couplers. The system takes these values along with other user-specified parameters and sends a single quantum machine instruction (QMI) to the QPU. Problem solutions correspond to the optimal configuration of qubits found; that is, the lowest points in the energy landscape. These values are returned to the user program over the network.

In other words, breaking cryptography is as simple as submitting the large integer to the quantum system as a series of bits which are then translated into electron spin states by the quantum hardware. From there, a “go” command is issued, and the universe solves the equation in a way that automatically derives the best combinations of multiple qubit spin states to achieve the lowest overall energy state (i.e. the simplest solution with the least chaos). A short list of the best possible factors of the large integer are returned in a time-sliced representation of the binary registers, which can be read over a regular network like any subroutine request.

From there, a classical computer can then try factoring the large integer with the short list of the best answers from the quantum system, using standard CPUs and code logic. Within a few tries from the short list, the correct factors are easily found. Once you have the factors, you now have the decryption keys to the original encrypted message, so decryption is effortless. In effect, you have used quantum computing to “cheat” the keys out of the system and hand them to you on a silver platter. (Or, in some cases, a holmium platter lined with platinum, or whatever exotic elements are being used in the quantum spin state hardware.)

Any competent programmer who has access to this technology, in other words, can break encryption almost without effort. The programming logic is not complex at all. The difficulty in such systems is in the hardware control systems, including spin state “reads” and “writes,” which are strongly affected by temperature and electromagnetic interference. The exotic hardware is the real breakthrough in all this, not the computational part. (Quantum computers are physics oracles, in a sense. The physics is the challenge, not the computer code.)

Most people cannot grasp quantum computing, but that’s not a reason to pretend it isn’t real

One of the more curious things I’ve found recently is that some writers and publishers who don’t understand quantum computing are trending in the direction of pretending it doesn’t exist. According to some, Google’s 53-qubit announcement was a hoax, which must also mean that, in their view, D-Wave Systems isn’t real and doesn’t sell quantum computers at all.

That is not a rational position. There’s no doubt that D-Wave is a real company with real hardware, and that Google already possesses 2048-qubit quantum computing capabilities. Furthermore, Google and the NSA have every reason to keep this fact secret for as long as possible, so that they can continue to scrape everyone’s “encrypted” emails and financial transactions, all of which can be retroactively decrypted any time the NSA wants to look more closely at your activities.

To me, it has long been obvious that the cosmos itself is inherently computational. Just look at the collapse of probability waves found in the orbital shells of electrons. It should be self-evident that the universe is computing solutions at the subatomic level in every instant, effortlessly and without apparent cost. The very framework of the cosmos is driven by mathematics and rapid computational solutions. Once you realize how much subatomic phenomena is quantized, it becomes blatantly apparent that the universe is digitized and mathematical. The entire construct in which we exist, in other words, is a mathematical simulation, perhaps created by God for the purpose of amusing himself by watching our collective stupidity.

D-Wave Systems, by the way, knows exactly what’s up with all this. Their goal is to make quantum computing available to the masses. They also seem to hint at the hyperdimensional reality of how quantum computing works. From their brochure: (emphasis added)

While the D-Wave quantum computer is the most advanced in the world, the quantum computing revolution has only begun. Our vision is of a future where quantum computers will be accessible and of value to all, solving the world’s most complex computing problems. This will require advances in many dimensions and contributions from experts in diverse domains. It is exciting to see increasing investment worldwide, advances in research and technology, and a growing ecosystem of developers, users, and applications needed to deliver on that vision.

I can tell that the D-Wave people are some very smart folks. Maybe if these systems get at least an order of magnitude less expensive, we could buy one, install it in our mass spec lab, and start throwing computational questions at the universe.

Personally, if I had one of these systems, I would use it to solve protein folding questions for all the obvious reasons. Then I would probably have it start looking for blood and urine biomarkers for cancer. You could make a fortune applying quantum computing to solving horse race betting and handicapping equations, but that would seem silly compared to what the system is really capable of. Another application would be solving atomic decay patterns to derive the best way to synthesize antimatter, which can be used to power faster-than-light drive systems. (Which I cover at in a series of lectures. The FTL lectures have yet to be posted there, but are coming soon.)

Sadly, the deep state will probably use this technology to surveil humanity and enslave everyone with AI facial recognition and “precrime” predictive accusations that get translated into red flag laws. Once the tech giants profile you psychologically and behaviorally, a quantum computing system can easily compute your likelihood of becoming the next mass shooter. You could be found guilty by “quantum law” even if you’ve never pulled the trigger.

As with all technologies, this one will be abused by governments to control and enslave humanity. It doesn’t mean the technology is at fault but rather the lack of morality and ethics among fallen humans.

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Bannon Says Concept Of “Deep” State Is ‘Conspiracy Theory For Nutcases’ Because “It’s Right In Your Face”

Zero Hedge | Former Trump 2016 campaign chair and White House strategist Steve Bannon says that the deep state is a 'conspiracy theory for nutcases,' explaining to author James B Stewart "America isn’t Turkey or Egypt." 

John Lennon vs. the Deep State: One Man Against the “Monster”

By John W. Whitehead “You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or...

BREAKING: Deep State Attorney linked to Schumer and Hillary Confirms he Is Now Representing “Multiple” Whistleblowers in Connection to July 25 Trump Call


vAs was reported in September — the Deep State “whistleblower” who spoke out on President Trump’s call to the Ukrainian President in July, but who was not on the call, hired a former Schumer and Hillary Clinton staffer, Andrew Bakaj to represent him/her.


IT’S HAPPENING: Bill Barr Zeroing in on Deep State Professor Joseph Mifsud in Spygate Probe


Lindsey Graham to Wait for IG Horowitz Report on FISA Abuse Before Investigating Schiff’s Lies, Obama Deep State Crimes, Biden Crime Family, etc… Proving He’s Not Serious


¡Arde Washington!: golpe de Estado, guerra civil, cadáveres de Biden y Schiff, peligra Trump


Para los multimedia del Deep State, Trump se encuentra al borde del 'impeachment', mientras que el atribulado presidente impreca contra el golpe de Estado de los Demócratas que puede desembocar en una guerra civil librada por los 'evangelistas sionistas'. El Ucraniagate liquida la candidatura de Joe Biden y tiene en jaque a Adam Schiff.

A sabiendas quizá de que la reelección de Trump, con todo y sus grandes defectos, parecía imparable, Nancy Pelosi, una católica ferviente y lideresa de la Cámara de Representantes a mayoría Demócrata, emprendió en forma temeraria y antigravitatoria la 'investigación' para proceder a la defenestración (impeachment) del presidente Trump, quien se encuentra contra la pared por el Ucraniagate: una supuesta llamada al presidente cómico de profesión (literal) Volodímir Zelenski para obtener las tratativas mafiosas de Hunder Biden, hijo prodigo del exvicepresidente y hoy candidato presidencial Joe Biden (católico), a cambio de la ayuda militar por 1.000 millones de dólares, una versión muy similar, pero de mayor alcance letal, que el fallido montaje del Russiagate.

El epílogo del impeachment, en caso de que no se produzcan las acostumbradas traiciones en los dos partidos, es muy claro: es aprobado, con o sin razón, en la Cámara de Representantes a mayoría Demócrata, mientras que es repelido en el Senado, a mayoría Republicana, donde se requieren las dos terceras partes para su aprobación, lo cual suena muy lejano.

Esto lo saben los Demócratas, quienes quizá, más que el impeachment per se, buscan o bien el desenlace al estilo Nixon, obligado a renunciar, o mancillar al máximo al presidente Trump para provocar un repudio generalizado en la opinión pública y así impedir su reelección.

Parece que el tiempo apremia a los Demócratas quienes han lanzado una fulminante batería de sus tres importantes Comités en la Cámara de Representantes —Espionaje, Asuntos Extranjeros y Vigilancia de las Instituciones— que han citado a cinco funcionarios del Departamento de Estado implicados en el Ucraniagate para acelerar testimonios a puerta cerrada, lejos de los multimedia para así poner en jaque a Trump con sentencias perentorias en las fiestas navideñas y dejarlo herido de muerte antes de las elecciones del primer martes de noviembre del 2020.

Se infiere que los Demócratas buscan un proceso expedito sin interferencias de ninguna índole, en particular, con la venia de los multimedia que apoyan hasta su ausencia en los testimonios de los comités aludidos.

El portal WSWS informa que dos de los tres comités están presididos por 'judíos': Adam Schiff, del Comité de Espionaje, y Eliot Engel, de origen ucraniano (sic) —recipiendario de la 'generosidad electoral' de George Soros—, del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores.

Es evidente que Trump y sus feroces partidarios no se encuentran sin municiones y los 'evangelistas sionistas', en la voz del pastor bautista sureño Robert Jeffress, amenazó con una guerra civil.

Sin tapujos, Trump fustigó que los Demócratas buscaban propinar un 'golpe de Estado'.

La fractura entre Demócratas y Republicanos es tremenda y ha alcanzado tintes teológicos dramáticos que enfrentan a los 'evangelistas sionistas' y a los 'católicos' Joe Biden y Nanci Pelosi.

También la comunidad judía de EEUU se encuentra fracturada entre el grupo que controla George Soros, acérrimo enemigo de Trump, y el otro grupo del yerno del presidente Jared Kushner y del atribulado ex primer ministro israelí Benjamín Netanyahu.

La exposicion de la ruptura de la comunidad judia en EEUU, como reflejo de la subrepticia guerra civil, no es ociosa, ya que el mismo 'evangelista sionista' Robert Jeffress imprecó que los "judíos serian maldecidos con sus hijos por Dios si votasen por los Demócratas" —feroz acusación disuasiva que había proferido Trump al tildar de 'desleales' a los judíos que no votasen por los Republicanos—.

Llamó la atención que el israelí-estadunidense Stephen Miller, consejero político de Trump, comentara que el anónimo (sic) delator (whistleblower) sea un vulgar agente de la CIA que haya operado para beneficiar al Deep State que busca decapitar al presidente.

Justamente un rotativo que opera para el Deep State y que parece haber diluido un tanto su vino, The New York Times, ha puesto en tela de juicio la colusión del anónimo delator (whistleblower) con el israelí-estadunidense Adam Schiff, jefe del Comité de Espionaje de la Cámara y quien es financiado por George Soros.

La imagen de Adam Schiff ha sido demolida debido a su asociación criminal con el contrabandista de armas ucraniano Igor Pasternak.

Trump reviró y acusó a Adam Schiff de haber ayudado a escribir la demanda del delator anónimo implicando que "se trata de una traición" y de un "fraude".

A estas alturas, ya no importa la identidad del anónimo delator cuando los Demócratas en la Cámara votarán en forma automática y expedita por el impeachment de Trump, debido a la fuerte presión de su ala progresista Squad (pelotón) encabezada por la representante puertoriqueño-neoyorquina Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.

Kara Swisher, —especialista en tecnología digital— reclama que Twitter, el arma favorita de Trump, cierre la cuenta del presidente, ya que, a su juicio, contraviene los reglamentos digitálicos, específicamente la sección 230 de la Enmienda de la Decencia (sic) de las Comunicaciones, en alusión a la guerra civil de los 'evangelistas sionistas' pregonada por el pastor Robert Jeffress y que retuiteó el presidente: "Trump es muy peligroso para Twitter. El presidente viola en forma flagrante las reglas sociales de la plataforma. Es tiempo de excluirlo".

¿Está el Partido Demócrata controlado por la facción de la CIA del megaespeculador George Soros?

Al parecer un sector de la CIA— Léase: el nepotismo dinástico de los Bush— a través del procurador William Barr 'protege' a Trump.

Se recuerda que los Bush, pese a ser Republicanos, también 'protegieron' a Clinton de su impeachment por el mancillado 'vestido azul' de su becaria favorita Mónica Lewinsky.
Se desprende que los Bush no son muy proclives a los impeachments.

Sin embargo, otro sector de la CIA dentro del Partido Republicano, el de los mormones —donde se encuentran sobrerrepresentados—, capitaneado por Brent Scowcroft —asesor de Seguridad Nacional de los expresidentes Gerald Ford y Daddy Bush— y el fallido candidato presidencial Mitt Romney (cuyo padre nació en la colonia mormón de Chihuahua, México) juegan en las subterráneas aguas turbulentas del impeachmenten contra de Trump.

Lo que si queda prístino es que el Ucraniagate parece haber liquidado las aspiraciones presidenciales del católico Joe Biden debido a las tratativas de su hijo Hunter con la gasera Burisma Holdings de Kiev.

Con el popular judío progresista Bernie Sanders en el hospital, debido a una cardiopatía, la senadora Elizabeth Warren parece haberse quedado con la candidatura presidencial por el Partido Demócrata. Esta es una de las primeras consecuencias fulminantes del Ucraniagate que ha puesto en alto riesgo la reelección de Trump.

The Washington Post, otro rotativo que controla el Deep State, expone que Trump habló recientemente con China (sic) —sin especificar con quien— para investigar los 1.500 millones de dólares que obtuvo Hunter, el hijo pródigo de Joe Biden, en forma anómala.

Esta llamada de Trump a 'China' es motivo de otro impeachment, según alegan los Demócratas.

¿Un Chinagate yuxtapuesto al Ucraniagate?

¿Tendrá Trump la suficiente resiliencia para soportar tantos escándalos juntos?


New Developments In Deep State Martial Law Plan - FULL SHOW 10/7/19

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The deep state Democrats (now a monolithic terrorist network that’s trying to take down America) have a plan in place to install Hillary Clinton as President of the United States before the end of this year.

Full details of the plan are explained in the video below. Here’s the summary of the steps the deep state Democrats hope to achieve:
Step 1) Fake an impeachment of President Trump and whip up media hysteria to gaslight the entire nation into thinking Trump is being impeached when it’s all an act (with no real vote in the House, no legal bearing and no legitimacy).

Step 2) Stage an arrest of President Trump, V.P. Mike Pence and his Cabinet members for CNN’s cameras to create the visual impression that Trump is guilty of something. After all, why is he in handcuffs? (Everything with the Democrats is theater. Everything is staged.)

Step 3) Swear in Nancy Pelosi as the President, since she’s next in line (as Speaker of the House).

Step 4) Nancy Pelosi appoints Hillary Clinton as her Vice President.

Step 5) Nancy Pelosi resigns as President, making the V.P. (now Hillary Clinton) the President.

Step 6) Hillary Clinton then appoints a new Vice President, perhaps John Brennan, to strengthen the deep state spooks in her administration.

From that point on, the mass arrest and executions of all Trump supporters gets authorized by “President Hillary,” and all businesses or individuals who do not worship the authoritarian Clinton police state will be literally imprisoned in gulags or executed by Clinton’s death squads (which already have plenty of experience from Bill Clinton’s Arkansas days).

This is how it can all be accomplished before the end of this year, if the Democrats manage to succeed in their devious plans.


Two Candidates, Two Investigations, One Deeply Flawed Agency

With “Deep State,” James B. Stewart adds his voice to the conversation about the 2016 election. His scapegoat: the F.B.I.

Egypt: Shaken and Stirred


No James Bond Martinis here; but Egyptians are stirred, and the government is shaken. A contractor, doubling as an occasional actor, named Mohamed Ali has moved still waters, for the first time, in the fear filled Sisi era. For a man fond of telling Egyptians “listen only to me”, the notion that another man has Egyptians perking up their ears is disturbing to his mammoth ego and an existential code red.

Not only has Ali highlighted a cascading stream of corruption allegations against Sisi and his military cadres, but he has buttressed those claims with names, dates and exorbitant numbers laying out the systematic nature of the said corruption. A video is just a video, even if it is a series of viral videos watched by millions, some might believe. They would be wrong. Ali has touched a nerve and as I type, he, after two consecutive weeks of rare protests against the autocrat, is hinting at more “important steps”. The September Intifada may very well be coming to an end, from all appearances, but understanding it ushers in a better ability to predict the short and medium term of the Egyptian Zeitgeist.

Short-term triggers for revolts are notoriously unpredictable. In 2011, it was the murder of the young Khaled Said by security forces who accused him of consuming a bag of drugs to cover up a brazen torture/murder by two policemen, shortly after his arrest. This time around, with numerous grievances piling up since a July 3rd 2013 coup which unseated former President Mohamed Morsi, Mohamed Ali became the spark. Since his first video large swaths of Egyptian society have taken to Ali’s off the cuff, often vulgar, Shahrazad-like tales of a corrupt president with a fondness for palaces costing in the hundreds of millions of Egyptian pounds. His latest video accumulated nearly 2 million views. A natural actor possessing a symbiotic relationship with the camera, at one turn angry, at another sarcastic and yet again comic, Ali became a sensation.

Then, he became a political lightening rod.

This is where our saga’s mystery quotient rises precipitously. Had the contractor criticized the military figures who withheld millions, after they discovered his anti Sisi stance (21:49) in a long video or two, it would have been a reasonable shot across the bow. Mohamed Ali is no ordinary man though. It is not what he has done in as much as his method. A dialogue that began with the names, dates and numbers swung, radically, to exploration of a paradigm shift. Simplifying it, he said “the system is wrong (not destroy the institutions) it all must be destroyed … we remodel our structure and the entire world will respect us” (25:00).

How could exiled contractor/actor Mohamed Ali, a person with limited education but plenty of life and business experience, present a well-laid out system of governance that recognizes the people’s hunger for self-determination after decades of dictatorship?
Those who thought Egypt’s wall of fear has been surmounted, 2011 style, were mistaken. This will take time. Too many, in the deep state, with too much at stake, cannot allow Sisi to sink. So now what for Egypt?

Exiled actor/contractor Mohamed Ali’s most important role has been to uncover the depth of resentment created by a Marie Antoinette style elite roaming Sisi’s halls of power. How to translate those dynamics into a ground swell, requires PhD calculus.

The progression took a leap forward that simultaneously confirmed and refuted the notion that Mohamed Ali is supported by a camp within the deep state apparatus- many suggested it is the General Intelligence Service (GIS). “Many, many people asked me after Sisi leaves, what do we do?”. Putting aside the inherent lack of realism of such a scenario, under the current conditions, the question and its answer unpeeled much of the ideological onion that is Mr. Ali. A man, who says he was poorly educated in public schools, started discussing a form of egalitarian governance resembling the end game of Marxist dialectics. Instead of “Godifying’ our leaders they are but employees…The word must be the people’s”.

Far from inadvertent sloganeering, what he said next reflected one of the most popular chants of the revolt “El Sha3b Yorid Isqat al nizam” the people want the fall of the regime. “Supremacy is to the people (the majority) but 100 million cannot rule so what to do? We choose 50 people, each governate chooses 50 people. Why 50? Because we want transparency” Say those words aloud, absorb them; what Ali is proposing here is a decentralized, transparent, democracy. In the space of 3 weeks he went from saying “my money has been stolen”, to Sisi is living like a king, to the problem isn’t just Sisi but the system. Now he had arrived, two days after demonstrations broke out, at a political solution based on a highly progressive paradigm.

One of the chief reasons for the failure of the 2011 revolution was the inability to recognize the difference between changing a persona and altering a system of governance. How could Ali, a person with limited education but plenty of life and business experience be able to lay out a well-laid out system of governance that recognizes the people’s hunger for self-determination after decades of dictatorship rule? Some theorized that not only was Ali being supported by GIS, but that this video brings to the fore the possibility of Mr. Ali, himself, being an intelligence operative. Yet, how is it possible that a branch of the deep state, made up of former army officers, put forth a prototype espousing a systematic undercutting of their entrenched control? A muddled picture to say the least, but made no less interesting by the fact that he continued” those 50, whether liberal, Brotherhood, secular, or otherwise not our issue…but men of religion are meant to preach not play at politics”. In one fell swoop: separation of church of state and pluralism. See a pattern developing here?

But Ali, while deeply successful as a whistle blower, because he came from the elite and admitted his personal corruption, is no organizer. Egypt is a highly complex puzzle with variables shifting from week to week and far more opaque than transparent. Those nuances were missed by Mr. Ali. When he was met with historic success, as thousands scattered across major cities on September 20th in unprecedented protest against Abdel Fatah El Sisi, Mohamed Ali overplayed his hand. He called for more demonstrations the next Friday.

This time, the element of surprise was gone, the Sisi shadow state went into overdrive and by the time the autocrat had returned from the UNGA on the morning of the 27th Cairo was on lock down. The NY Times headline blared: scattered protest breakout for the second straight week but the most apolitical among us could see what was plain: fear had won the day powered by the stick. Ali, however, did not relent, propelled by a hopeful predilection and naivete, he called for more demonstrations this past Tuesday, on 24 hours-notice to recreate the element of surprise factor of the first demonstrations.

It would not be.

Tuesday featured the invisible demonstrations. No one should have been surprised. Over 2000 Egyptians had been arrested already. One horrifying video showed Haytham Wagih Twyla, an advocate for residents of seaside port Port Said, in a 3 am face off, protected with a separating steel door, with 5 unidentified men from the local bureau of investigations. The video, which went viral, had a chilling effect, it encapsulated the fears of many: the “dawn visitor’’. He escaped arrest that night but was kidnapped by security forces 3 days later. Those who mistakenly thought the wall of fear had come down, 2011 style, were mistaken. This will take time. Too many, in the deep state, with too much to lose, cannot allow Sisi to sink.

So, now what?

Mohamed Ali never claimed revolutionary leadership and in his Twitter conversations and videos always has made efforts to say: talk to me, I’m listening and reading your comments. Certainly, an important spark to move the discourse along while chipping at the wall of fear, his most important role has been to uncover the depth of resentment created by a Marie Antoinesque elite. How to translate those dynamics into a ground swell, rather than mathematic in simplicity is a, PHD level, study in political calculus.

Eleven and half years ago, on April 6th, the headline was Angry protest Stuns Egypt, it took nearly three years before that organization, present in labor circles in Mahala, would trickle down to the masses. In the intervening years, activists worked diligently, in a unified fashion and with a realistic ceiling of expectation. All never expected when they went down to the streets on that chilly winter’s day on the 25th January that their calls to the people to join them would be heeded. Yet, despite the constant of haphazardness tethering to the initial stages of revolt, the organization for that first moment, the building blocks, are a must and not a luxury. It is a luxury absent at this moment.

It remains to be seen whether the people will surprise intellectuals, analysts and intelligence agencies alike. To be determined whether Mr. Ali is working alone or whether, as I suspect, he has string backing from within the highest ranks of the Egyptian milieu. And if so, do they possess trump cards as some have suggested, video, audio, or paperwork proving high treason by Sisi and the gang?

This much has been determined: the fuse has been lit- only time will tell how long it is.


'Deep State' Author Says Trump Has Learned Nothing From The Russia Investigation

In an interview with NPR, New York Times columnist James B. Stewart says President Trump has surrounded himself with those "who will not stop him from doing what he wants."

NYT Columnist Admits Deep State Exists...To Protect Us From Trump

Read the full article on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

John Brennan Complains He's Being 'Pilloried As an Example of the Deep State'


John Brennan Complains He's Being 'Pilloried As an Example of the Deep State'

Former CIA Director John Brennan testifies during a House intelligence committee hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election on May 23, 2017.(Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Steve Bannon Admits There’s No Truth To “Deep State” Conspiracy Theories


Former Trump aide Steve Bannon says in a new book that there’s no such thing as “the Deep State,” and that the entire conspiracy theory about a deep state plot to remove Trump is absolutely bogus. This is a huge blow to Republicans and right wing media outlets who have been talking nonstop about a […]

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Do medical X-rays give you cancer?

It would be very surprising if they did. They have been in use for about a century so one would think that any adverse effects would have been noticed long ago. Yet the article below says they do cause cancer -- in South Korea.

But the article is inconclusive. WHO were the people who had many X-rays?  Probably the poor as the poor are always shown to have worse health.  So the greater incidence of cancer among X-ray recipients was entirely as expected -- as a normal correlate of poverty.

There is so much crap in epidemiological research.  Inconclusive articles like this are a big pain to me as I repeatedly feel obliged to point out the obvious flaws in them

Association of Exposure to Diagnostic Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation With Risk of Cancer Among Youths in South Korea

Jae-Young Hong et al.


Importance:  Diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation has great medical benefits; however, its increasing use has raised concerns about possible cancer risks.

Objective:  To examine the risk of cancer after diagnostic low-dose radiation exposure.

Design, Setting, and Participants  This population-based cohort study included youths aged 0 to 19 years at baseline from South Korean National Health Insurance System claim records from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2015. Exposure to diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation was classified as any that occurred on or after the entry date, when the participant was aged 0 to 19 years, on or before the exit date, and at least 2 years before any cancer diagnosis. Cancer diagnoses were based on International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision codes. Data were analyzed from March 2018 to September 2018.

Main Outcomes and Measures:  The primary analysis assessed the incidence rate ratios (IRRs) for exposed vs nonexposed individuals using the number of person-years as an offset.

Results:  The cohort included a total of 12 068 821 individuals (6 339 782 [52.5%] boys). There were 2 309 841 individuals (19.1%) aged 0 to 4 years, 2 951 679 individuals (24.5%) aged 5 to 9 years, 3 489 709 individuals (28.9%) aged 10 to 14 years, and 3 317 593 individuals (27.5%) aged 15 to 19 years. Of these, 1 275 829 individuals (10.6%) were exposed to diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation between 2006 and 2015, and 10 792 992 individuals (89.4%) were not exposed. By December 31, 2015, 21 912 cancers were recorded. Among individuals who had been exposed, 1444 individuals (0.1%) received a cancer diagnosis. The overall cancer incidence was greater among exposed individuals than among nonexposed individuals after adjusting for age and sex (IRR, 1.64 [95% CI, 1.56-1.73]; P < .001). Among individuals who had undergone computed tomography scans in particular, the overall cancer incidence was greater among exposed individuals than among nonexposed individuals after adjusting for age and sex (IRR, 1.54 [95% CI, 1.45-1.63]; P < .001). The incidence of cancer increased significantly for many types of lymphoid, hematopoietic, and solid cancers after exposure to diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation. Among lymphoid and hematopoietic cancers, incidence of cancer increased the most for other myeloid leukemias (IRR, 2.14 [95% CI, 1.86-2.46]) and myelodysplasia (IRR, 2.48 [95% CI, 1.77-3.47]). Among solid cancers, incidence of cancer increased the most for breast (IRR, 2.32 [95% CI, 1.35-3.99]) and thyroid (IRR, 2.19 [95% CI, 1.97-2.20]) cancers.

Conclusions and Relevance:  This study found an association of increased incidence of cancer with exposure to diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation in a large cohort. Given this risk, diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation should be limited to situations in which there is a definite clinical indication.

JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(9):e1910584. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.10584


A new map by a Houston-based nonprofit shows clear disparities in life expectancy on either side of a line along Interstate 35 in Travis County, with those in the west living often more than a decade longer than in areas in the east.

In case anybody accuses me of unsubstantiated generalizations, I am reproducing here one of the thousands of articles that show the poor to have worse health.  The discussion below is about Austin, Texas and some of the disparities reported are extreme

The map, released Monday by the Episcopal Health Foundation, relied on six years of mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics and drills down to the neighborhood-level by looking at census tracts. It found huge differences in life expectancy in neighborhoods sometimes only a few miles apart.

In the Rosewood area in East Austin, near East 12th Street and Pleasant Valley Road, for example, a person can expect to live to about 72, the map shows. About 5 miles away near Enfield Road in West Austin — on the other side of I-35 — life expectancy is 83, or 11 years longer.

Poverty levels and demographics also vary widely in the two areas.

Rosewood is largely black and Hispanic, with nearly 50% of residents living below the federal poverty line. The West Austin neighborhood is 88% white, with only 10% considered in poverty.

The area with the shortest life expectancy in Travis County is in Oak Hill near Sunset Valley, where people can expect to live to age 68. Just about a mile to the west is the area with the longest life expectancy, near Barton Creek Boulevard and Southwest Parkway, where a person can expect to live to age 88, or 20 years longer.

The median life expectancy in Texas is 77.8 years.

Austin Public Health has found similar disparities in health outcomes between eastern and western Travis County. The department said it regularly uses its own data to decide where to target its efforts, often on the east side. Cassandra DeLeon, assistant director for disease prevention, said this includes providing job training, education campaigns and access to healthy food.



Another lie from Pocohontas

This is typical psychopathic behavior.  She tells lies to suit the moment with no thought of it coming back to bite her later on

U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is coming under scrutiny after resurfaced video from 2008 appears to contradict a claim she is now making on her campaign trail.

The Democratic hopeful, 70, told a town hall audience in Nevada on Wednesday that she lost her job teaching special needs students in the early 1970s because she was 'visibly pregnant'.

'By the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant, and the principal did what principals did in those days - wish me luck and hire someone else for the job,' she told the crowd in Carson City.

However, a YouTube clip posted in January 2008 shows Warren giving a different explanation as to why she left that school.

In the video, she tells interviewer Harry Kreisler that her undergraduate degree was in speech pathology and audiology, and, as such, she didn't have the necessary educational requirements to continue on at the school.

According to her Wikipedia page, Warren was teaching at the school on an 'emergency certificate' and was required to return to graduate school to take extra courses in education.

Several viewers of the 2008 clip have left comments beneath the video wondering why there are now apparent discrepancies between her two stories.

'She needs to explain why she is now saying "principal did what principals do" and they fired her. Beyond her other fabrications, is this really someone we want for president?' one asked.



Trump shows what government is

Since the Democratic Party leadership and the mainstream mass media went into apoplectic disbelief that Trump won the presidential election in November 2016, they have been in a deep state of denial and determination.

Their denial is because they still cannot believe that someone like Trump could have been elected president of the United States. And they have been determined to reverse the outcome of the election, since “really” he was not the winner; after all, Hillary Clinton had more of the popular vote, while Trump “only” had won the electoral college majority. Besides, if not for those hacking Russian meddlers, the minds of American voters would not have been twisted in the wrong direction. History has to be undone in the name of “social justice” and democracy.

Mueller’s Failure Overcome by a Whistleblower’s Claim
The Mueller Report failed to provide the legal leverage to move forward with impeachment. There had not been demonstrable collusion between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s government to influence the 2016 presidential election; and the Russian hacking and attempted social media manipulation could not be shown to have affected the outcome of the election. The Democrats had pinned so much hope on Robert Mueller, and, damn it, he let them down.

But, now, a whistleblower’s accusations seemed to give them the smoking gun the Democrats had been hoping for in their political dreams. Oh no! An American president attempted to influence a foreign government to investigate possible political corruption connecting the son of Trump’s leading potential Democratic Party rival for the presidency in the 2020 election. Hunter Biden may have been earning $50,000 a month as a board member of a Ukrainian energy company due to the influence of his father, Joe, while his father was vice president of the United States.

Plus, Trump seemed to use congressionally funded military aid to Ukraine as a “carrot” to get the Ukrainian government to dig up and provide the dirt to bolster “The Donald’s” chances for re-election in November 2020. Oh, the horror! Donald Trump may have used the office of the presidency to influence a foreign government with taxpayers’ money to gain a political advantage for himself.

The Nature of Politics: Power, Plunder, and Privilege for Some
Let us remember the nature of politics: it is the use of government power for plunder and privilege so some may gain at the expense of others in society through regulation or redistribution. It does not matter whether an absolute monarch, a totalitarian state, or a functioning democracy does this. It is the reason why those who are concerned with liberty and prosperity have insisted that governments always must be restrained and restricted to a limited and narrow set of functions and responsibilities for the protection of individual freedom, without becoming its destroyer.

If Donald Trump has one redeeming quality, it is his refreshing honesty. He rarely hides behind the rarified rhetoric of altruist promise-making typically heard in political discourse. He tells you who he is and what he wants. He knows where American businesses should invest to make what he considers “America great again,” and they better or there will be consequences. He knows which are the “bad” nations and trading partners, and he is going to teach them a lesson through either trade sanctions or import tariffs to get them to give Trump what he wants. And he will punish other countries that don’t go along with his executive ordering dictates and demands, because America comes first and he knows what America both needs and wants.

Like many other successful demagogues of the past, Donald Trump knows how to play to an audience. The words, the phrases, the short and repeated slogans and name callings that stick in the minds of those enticed by his assurances that all their problems will go away, if only he is in charge to set it all right. Anyone who does not agree with and fawn over his every word and deed is an enemy — an enemy of him and therefore to America. (See my article “The U.S. Revives the Personal State.”)

Modern Democratic Politics Is Trading Votes for Favors
But what has Donald Trump done — even if it is found to be technically against the law — that has not been done by politicians of both major political parties over the decades in both domestic policy and foreign affairs? Which politician does not offer a quid pro quo to voters that if they will only cast their ballot for him come Election Day, he will use taxpayers’ money to give them an unending stream of government-funded programs, subsidies, protections, and privileges?

That is the nature of the political arena of exchange in modern democratic society. Government is not primarily a protector of people’s individual rights; it is a huge and intricate tax-funded pumping machine that transfers wealth and income from certain groups and sectors of the society to others through a complex and interconnected network of federal, state, and municipal bureaucracies. Any freedoms preserved or any freedoms extended are the secondary effects of a political system operating with purposes in mind having little or nothing to do, per se, with human liberty anymore.

In foreign affairs, every U.S. administration in modern times, from Franklin Roosevelt’s to Donald Trump’s, has used political, military, and financial promises and pressures to get foreign governments to do what the president of that time wanted and considered “good for America” and the world. Whether or not some previous occupant of the Oval Office was as transparent as President Trump in making plain how self-serving it is, it was always considered good for the political future of that earlier chief executive, either for winning reelection into the Oval Office or influencing what would be his hoped-for legacy and “place in history.” (See my article “A Call for ‘Do-Nothing’ Presidents Without Legacies.”)

U.S. tax dollars have been used to support or overthrow foreign governments; tax-funded dollars have been used to arm dictators considered “friendly” to America, who often used that military aid to brutalize their own people; those tax dollars have been applied to influence elections and public opinion in other lands considered to be part of America’s “national interest.”

Mafia Bosses and Politicians Both Try to Eliminate Opposition
It often seems as if politicians think and act like a mafia boss. The godfather rarely says directly, “Get rid of ‘Vito the Knife’ tonight.” He says things more indirectly, like, “You know, life would be so much easier if only Vito stopped bothering me.” And his mafia lieutenants know exactly what he wants, just in case the FBI is bugging his office. Trump basically just says to the Ukrainian president, “Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, seem to have been part of Ukraine’s corruption problems. Why don’t you look into it and share any information you get with some representatives of mine? By the way, the U.S. has been a really good diplomatic and financial friend of the Ukraine compared to those misguided and financially stingy Europeans.”

Trump has simply personalized it more than most other former presidents before him, who tended to couch it in the rhetoric of the “common good,” the “general welfare,” and the “safety of the free world.” It is an inevitable part of any American foreign interventionist policy, just as its counterpart in domestic interventionist policies. Interventionism is the politics of regulation and redistribution. Virtually nothing that government touches in a world of interventionism fails to benefit some at others’ expense, given that all interventions inescapably divert the course of social and economic events from the patterns they would have followed if left free from government interference.

You want to eliminate Trump-like actions and policies? There is, ultimately, only one means and method to do so: End the interventionist-welfare state. Restore and relegate government to the limited and narrow protection of each individual’s right to his life, liberty, and honestly acquired property. Then there is nothing for government to sell and supply to Peter at Paul’s expense. But that is not the politics that either Democrats or Republicans want, as reflected in their campaign promises and policy deeds. Thus, the political circus will continue, regardless of who wins the White House or the congressional elections in 2020.




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The Deep State

From the time of the campaign all the way until now, the president has been under repeated attacks from elements of America’s intelligence agencies, including the CIA and FBI. Many of the people, like Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe, and Strzok, have been removed. But there are still many more who have not been identified and “weeded out.”

The president has appointed various people he was told would clean house. Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, an old friend of mine, was named director of national intelligence. But he quickly became a mouthpiece for the agency he was running rather than a reformer of the agency. Thanks for nothing, Dan.

Early in his administration, a CIA official resigned and wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post lambasting the president. He was promptly hired to be a commentator for NBC News. More recently, an intelligence analyst at the State Department used his resignation to make a big splash in the news.

The current controversy reportedly originated with an employee at the CIA. The current head of the CIA is Gina Haspel, a career officer and the first woman to lead the CIA.

The president was told, and we were all told, that she was the ultimate professional who would not tolerate any nonsense. Clearly, she needs to call in all agency supervisors and review the rules regarding their involvement in partisan politics.

It is worth remembering that even before the inauguration, then President-elect Trump was expressing his frustration with the intelligence community. At the time, Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer bragged to Rachel Maddow, “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

If this abuse of our intelligence agencies cannot be ended, then the globalists have won and we have lost the country. I pray and still believe that is not true. But the jury is still out.



Why Cats Pay a Lower Price for CAT Scans

Once a year, I bring my ill-tempered three-legged tabby cat (named Hopper) to the veterinarian. No one ever has a good time or particularly enjoys the cacophony of hisses, growls, and whiny meows. All the same, I can’t help but feel an “Alice in Wonderland” sort of feeling while talking to my feline’s healthcare providers. Most procedures and medical tests for our furry friends are the same as ours. But unlike the human healthcare system, prices are transparent and upfront in pet care. While no one likes hearing that Fifi’s surgery will cost $600, having costs out in the open keeps prices tethered to reality and under control. Lawmakers can throw patients everywhere a (figurative) bone by opening healthcare markets to competition and encouraging price transparency.

When most owners bring their furry nincompoops to the veterinarian, insurance simply isn’t a part of the conversation because nearly 2 million cats and dogs are covered by insurance policies in the U.S., compared to more than 180 million cats and dogs owned in total.

Compare this less-than-2 percent coverage rate for our pets to the predominance of human health insurance. Around 90 percent of Americans have health insurance, with most plans covering at least some routine doctors’ visits and predictable expenses such as medications. Americans pay even less money out-of-pocket for medical care (as a percentage of expenditures) than most of their Canadian and European (i.e. Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden) counterparts.

When the government and/or insurers are footing the bill, providers have little reason to disclose prices. Patients asking a doctor’s office or hospital for the price of, say, a CAT scan or an appendectomy will probably be stonewalled. With no price transparency and other people paying the bills, costs skyrocket out of control and healthcare expenditures climb far in excess of the rate of inflation. From 2008 to 2018, healthcare prices in the U.S. climbed 21.6 percent while prices for goods and services overall grew by 17.3 percent (measured by GDP deflator).

But not so in the pet healthcare sector, where consumers are exposed to price and veterinarians have a real incentive to keep costs low. Because pet insurance accounts for such a tiny sliver of the veterinary healthcare market, the prices that they pay for claims reflects prices that consumers are willing to pay rather than the third-party driven “prices” of the human healthcare market. For the past several years, Nationwide’s pet health insurance division has partnered with Purdue University researchers to track trends in pet insurance payouts. The researchers track a “basket” of the most commonly-utilized procedures to see how the typical veterinary visit has changed in price over time. According to their research, these ordinary expenses declined by 6 percent from January 2009 to December 2017 after adjusting for inflation.

This decrease is corroborated by less reliable sources, such as the American Pet Products Association (APPA) annual consumer spending surveys. For virtually every year tracked (accessible via web archive), cat and dog owners reported spending less money on average routine and surgical visits. The data is jumpier than the Nationwide and Purdue rigorous analysis of 30 million insurance claims but confirms an interesting – and counterintuitive – trend.  In a system where consumers and patients’ “representatives” have enough skin in the game, healthcare prices behave like they would in most other markets.

There are, of course, differences between pet and human healthcare. Owners are far less likely to spend money treating Fluffy for cancer than they would for their own chemotherapy treatments. All the same, prices continue to decline in real terms as a rapidly growing percentage of pet owners regard their companions as members of the family and worthy of medical care. As these numbers increase further, policymakers should take notice and keep tabs on price trends. Perhaps increasing consumer exposure to prices and empowering them to pay medical expenses directly via Health Savings Accounts would lead to the same declining prices seen in the veterinary world.

I’m not sure what medical surprises await Hopper in the next few years, but prices are all but guaranteed to come up for discussion in future vet visits. This norm may be unpleasant, but it sure seems to keep costs under control. Humans and their pets can benefit from a price structure that encourages competition and cost control.



Enough with Existential Crises


I think we can trace most of modern American society's ills back to when men decided to start hugging. OK, a lot of it can go back to when women began watching football too, but I'll try to maintain some focus here.

I remember the first time I got a man hug and I wasn't at a funeral, which used to be the only events at which they were acceptable. I knew that some sort of testosterone-based Pandora's box had been opened.

The next thing I knew, everyone had feelings and the Super Bowl became less about football and more about making the womenfolk happy with seven-hour-long halftime concerts.

Now I hug a lot, but only because people don't expect it from me and I know it makes them uncomfortable.

Back in 2015 and 2016 when I was -- to put very mildly -- a Trump skeptic, I did keep telling people that I didn't think he posed an existential threat to the Republic. I'm a grown-up who has been through too many false apocalyptic political narratives to fall for them anymore.

In yesterday's Briefing, we looked at the first installment of a full-court press by the media to woo Republicans to getting behind impeachment. The plea was a predictable one: Trump must be removed from office or the country that survived a civil war, the Soviet Union, and the heresy of New Coke will cease to exist.

That press picked up speed on Monday, with various "save the country" pleas to Republicans -- specifically GOP senators -- to save the country.

When they're not making their prom pitches to Republicans with grandiose visions of saving the country, the MSM and Democrats are concern trolling for the future of the GOP.

Jeff Flake -- my least favorite former senator -- wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post that worried about Republicans' "souls."

Nobody's soul is at stake, especially the GOP's.

The future of the United States is most certainly not in danger because of anything the president is doing. The hysteria is more boring than agitation-inducing at this point.

Look around you. The world isn't ending. The United States isn't in its death throes. The baseball season is ending and that is sad, but we can work through it.

I'm dismissive of my political opponents these days because they're more in need of diapers than careful consideration of their opinions.

My good friend, Ricochet Editor-In-Chief Jon Gabriel, summed it up rather nicely on Monday:

Impeachment has been the left’s goal since December 2016 — before Trump took office. Ukraine is just another bite of the apple after the Mueller report failed so spectacularly.
The media hysteria over Ukraine feels a lot like the recent Greta hysteria. There’s no time to absorb facts, discuss options, or weigh pros and cons. We need to act now or else!

Hysteria is a poor strategy. It didn’t work for climate change or Kavanaugh or the many other panics we’ve been subjected to since Trump took office. How Trump’s detractors think this will end well is beyond me.

That's just it: they don't think. They feel. When that's all you do, everything is the end of the world.

And when everything is the apocalypse, nothing is the apocalypse.



Feds paid $1 billion in Social Security benefits to individuals without a SSN

The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit.

The agency’s inspector general found errors in the government’s documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is incapable of managing the benefits themselves.

The audit released Friday found thousands of cases where there was no SSN on file.

Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who "did not have an SSN, and SSA had not followed its policy to retain the paper application."

“Furthermore, unless it takes corrective action, we estimate SSA will pay about $182.5 million in benefits, annually, to representative payees who do not have an SSN or paper application supporting their selection,” the inspector general said.

The inspector general also found the agency paid $853.1 million in benefits since 2004 to individuals who had been terminated as representative payees by the agency.



Impeachment Coup and Civil War?

Donald Trump shared a warning from Pastor Robert Jeffress about a "Civil War-like fracture" given that Democrats are, again, undertaking what has all the markings of a coup d'état to remove him from office. The point was to assert that using deep-state operatives to overthrow a presidency is tantamount to insurrection.

Jeffress said, "Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats can't put down the impeachment match. They know they couldn't beat [Trump] in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, and they're increasingly aware of the fact that they won't win against him in 2020, and impeachment is the only tool they have to get rid of Donald Trump. And the Democrats don't care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process."

In fact, he continued, "I don't pretend to speak for all Evangelicals, but this week I have been traveling the country and I've literally spoken to thousands and thousands of evangelical Christians. I have never seen them more angry over any issue than this attempt to illegitimately remove this president from office — overturn the 2016 election and negate the votes of millions of evangelicals in the process. And they know that the only impeachable offense President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. That's the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him." Jeffress predicted, "If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, I'm afraid it will cause a Civil War-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal."

Democrats have only two things to offer in 2020: socialist redistribution of wealth by way of an endless list of "free" stuff in return for votes, and impeachment to appeal for votes from those suffering severe Trump Derangement Syndrome. And, on top of that, they are openly proposing to confiscate guns. Unfortunately, these combined threats to Liberty make the reference to "civil war" relevant.



Australia Foreign Minister says helping White House probe in national interest

Australia’s offer to help U.S. President Donald Trump investigate a report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was in the national interest, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Wednesday.

The New York Times on Monday reported Trump had asked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for help investigating the origins of what became Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s efforts to aid Trump in the 2016 national elections.

A spokesperson for Morrison on Tuesday said the prime minister had agreed to help, drawing criticism from Australia’s opposition Labor party.

But Payne said cooperating with Australia’s closest ally was prudent. “We are working in Australia’s interests and we are working with our closest and most important ally,” Payne told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. “We should assist them as we can, we should ensure that assistance is appropriate and that’s what we’re doing.”

Trump is under mounting pressure amid an impeachment investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives into reports that he sought to influence foreign governments to go after his political adversaries.

The Democratic-led House began the inquiry last week after a whistleblower raised concerns that Trump tried to leverage nearly $400 million in proposed aid for Ukraine in exchange for an investigation of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden is seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Trump in the 2020 election.

The Mueller report was triggered in part by former Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer.

Downer was allegedly told in 2016 by George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign aide, that Russia had damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

Downer reported the details of the conversation, which Papadopoulos denies, to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.




GIULIANI SUBPOENAED: "Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family. ... With Congress out of session for observance of the Jewish holidays, Democrats moved aggressively against Giuliani, requesting by Oct. 15 'text messages, phone records and other communications' that they referred to as possible evidence. They also requested documents and depositions from three of his business associates." (Associated Press)

HONG KONG BATTLEFIELD: "Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at pro-democracy protesters throwing petrol bombs in the Asian financial hub on Tuesday as its Chinese rulers celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. ... The South China Morning Post and television reports said at least one person was wounded in the chest by police firing live rounds." (Reuters)

MANUFACTURING CONTRACTION CONTINUES: "A gauge of U.S. manufacturing slumped to the lowest level in more than 10 years in September as exports dived amid the escalated trade war. The U.S. manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index from the Institute for Supply Management plunged to 47.8% in September, the lowest since June 2009, marking the second consecutive month of contraction. Any figure below 50% signals a contraction." (CNBC)


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It’s ON: The deep state plot to install Hillary Clinton as PRESIDENT this year, bypassing elections altogether

by: Mike Adams (Natural News) The deep state Democrats (now a monolithic terrorist network that’s trying to take down America) have a plan in place to install Hillary Clinton as ... Read more

Intelligence community modified whistleblower rules to allow Ukraine complaint

Intelligence community modified whistleblower rules days before Ukraine complaint against Trump, to allow Ukraine complaint against Trump. This was nothing more than an orchestrated hit, a continuation of the coup attempt by our out-of-control Deep State “intelligence” apparatus. And like everything else the intelligence community does, it was bungled.

Trump Demands Vote As White House Rejects Democrats' "Constitutionally Invalid" Impeachment 'Inquiry'

Trump Demands Vote As White House Rejects Democrats' "Constitutionally Invalid" Impeachment 'Inquiry'

The White House has implicitly moved to force Speaker Pelosi's hand to a formal vote by confirming in a letter that President Donald Trump and his administration won’t participate in the House impeachment inquiry, calling it unconstitutional and invalid, and framing it as an effort to “overturn the results of the 2016 election.”

White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in the letter (full letter below) that:

“You have designed and implemented your inquiry in a manner that violates fundamental fairness and constitutionally mandated due process.”

While Pelosi claims that House committees have full authority to investigate, The White House disagrees, refusing to participate in any hearings or respond to subpoenas:

"President Trump and his Administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process. Your unprecedented actions have left the President with no choice. In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the Executive Branch, and all future occupants of the Office of the Presidency, President Trump and his Administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances."

Because, simply put, no vote has been taken:

"Your inquiry is constitutionally invalid and a violation of due process.

In the history of our Nation, the House of Representatives has never attempted to launch an impeachment inquiry against the President without a majority of the House taking political accountability for that decision by voting to authorize such a dramatic constitutional step."

Thus forcing Pelosi and Schiff to put names to the impeachment farce (most notably those Democrats in swing districts) or the probe dies here - and the media-sponsored narrative with it.

"Your contrived process is unprecedented in the history of the Nation, and lacks the necessary authorization for a valid impeachment proceeding..."

We look forward to the response from the Democrats as yet another deep state coup fantasy crashes on the shores of constitutional reality (no matter what Chuck Todd says), even as top Democrats, as The Hill notes, have warned that the administration’s failure to comply with their requests could be cited as obstruction in future articles of impeachment.

Full Letter Below:

Tyler Durden Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:35

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