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12 hours ago, Kirk Gallaway said:

Brian Williams: I am tempted to quote the great Leonard Cohen: "I am guided by the beauty of our weapons." And they are beautiful pictures of fearsome armaments.

My first thought was that Brian Williams wasn't such a cultural bumpkin, that he has to be aware that a figure like Leonard Cohen wouldn't be one to write a line that would extol the glories of war, and it does seem unlikely that Williams would praise Trump for any such action.

 

 

He got his assistant to Google a page worth of "Lyrics about war," and sexually harassed her while he picked one.

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So that's Leon's son, Ron?

Joe said: Franken should have fought to keep his Senate seat.

Agreed, that was shameful what they did to him! The Dems will eat their own over cultural issues. At least we can be comforted that Kirtsen Gillebrand who sort of lead the charge against Franken, will never be President!

P.S. then I find this!

Let's throw a cultural monkey wrench into  things and elect Al Franken president in 2024!

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Yeah Dave, Brian Williams, I don't know what he was thinking. What a weirdo! Always trying to end his interviews with an  off the wall spin!

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Three Top Russian Cybercrime Forums Hacked — Krebs on Security

Ok. Now that it is public knowledge, or at least assumed to be, Carter and some of the other nay-sayers around here can read it and weep. This is not all of the back story of the intel sources used in recent years but should suffice to explain some of the reasons why the IC knows certain information that it is not willing to make public that Binney and others have not had any knowledge of. This is a quote from the article:

According to Intel 471, on March 1, 2021, the administrator of the Exploit cybercrime forum claimed that a proxy server the forum used for protection from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks might have been compromised by an unknown party. The administrator stated that on Feb. 27, 2021, a monitoring system detected unauthorized secure shell access to the server and an attempt to dump network traffic.

Some forum lurkers have speculated that these recent compromises feel like the work of some government spy agency.

The dump itself is no doubt an attempt at a coup de' grace rather than an initial attack as odds are these sources have been compromised for years. It's like a man in the middle scam and the IC has had access to the goodies. It's interesting they're giving it away now though. No doubt a response to Solar Winds.

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Re Oprah interview:
Hey, You mean to  tell me that this centuries old colonial empire monarch eugenics experiment is actually.......,... racist?
Oh come on now!
Have you any idea of the damage such an irresponsible statement such as that can have on their masses of people?
Fake news, if ever there was!!
******
Back across the pond.
 
The average American doesn't know  his political interests from a hole in the ground.
 
You look at these people who stormed the Capitol. I'm sure some of these people could be anxiously awaiting their covid relief checks. But of course they would never think of petitioning their idol Trump for to ask for assistance? Of course not, They got sucked into the one candidate who would never offer them assistance unless he thought he was  in danger of losing an election.
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You know this woman, Ashli Babbit  who tragically  got shot and  killed at the Capitol. Bill Maher said in his show she had 10's of 1000's of dollars in credit card debt. I can't remember the exact amount. But she took out a cash advance on her credit card at 44% to go to the Capitol for Trump! Had she ever heard about Bernie Sanders? Had she heard about Elizabeth Warren? The only real anti elite candidates for President who would be sympathetic to her. No she gets sucked into the one candidate who would never help her with credit card relief, who never helped her to get by from May all the way to the end of 2020 with providing her relief from the pandemic. Trump didn't care enough to even lie about lowering excessive credit card rates and not deliver like he did with Health Care.
 
It's like a battered housewife syndrome.There's absolutely no expectation that Trump should be working for them, or held to any standard of actual performance, his only purpose is just to air their grievances.
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27 minutes ago, Kirk Gallaway said:
Re Oprah interview:
Hey, You mean to  tell me that this centuries old colonial empire monarch eugenics experiment is actually.......,... racist?
Oh come on now!
Have you any idea of the damage such an irresponsible statement such as that can have on their masses of people?
Fake news, if ever there was!!
******
Back across the pond.
 
The average American doesn't know  his political interests from a hole in the ground.
 
You look at these people who stormed the Capitol. I'm sure some of these people could be anxiously awaiting their covid relief checks. But of course they would never think of petitioning their idol Trump for to ask for assistance? Of course not, They got sucked into the one candidate who would never offer them assistance unless he thought he was  in danger of losing an election.
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You know this woman, Ashli Babbit  who tragically  got shot and  killed at the Capitol. Bill Maher said in his show she had 10's of 1000's of dollars in credit card debt. I can't remember the exact amount. But she took out a cash advance on her credit card at 44% to go to the Capitol for Trump! Had she ever heard about Bernie Sanders? Had she heard about Elizabeth Warren? The only real anti elite candidates for President who would be sympathetic to her. No she gets sucked into the one candidate who would never help her with credit card relief, who never helped her to get by from May all the way to the end of 2020 with providing her relief from the pandemic. Trump didn't care enough to even lie about lowering excessive credit card rates and not deliver like he did with Health Care.
 
It's like a battered housewife syndrome.There's absolutely no expectation that Trump should be working for them, or held to any standard of actual performance, his only purpose is just to air their grievances.

Exactly.

Every person I know who is a rabid follower of their "can do no wrong" fearless cult leader Trump has the same answer when I ask them if they are going to send back their evil socialist/communist Democrat Covid relief checks...

Every one of their Trump loving Republicans voted "against" this.

"What? Heck no! Going to take every penny they send me!

Yet their guy left everyone to fend for themselves for 9 months after last March's first check.

There is no rational logic to their political judgments. Trump would see them in the street...yet they would follow him to the ends of the Earth!

I always try to explain that if you are part of the 1% wealthiest class in this country, idolizing and supporting Trump makes perfect sense. His #1 priority is to make the super rich richer. Hence the massive tax cut for the wealthy in 2017. Trump's first action.

But to see trailer park, backwoods folk who are living the poorest West Virginia/Mississippi/Arkansas/Louisiana life willing to risk their life for Trump...a guy that could care less about their poverty...is just nuts.

 

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Kirk,

      Greg Sargent published an interesting article in the Washington Post yesterday about this very subject-- i.e., Republican voters like Ashli Babbitt voting directly against their own interests.  It's Marxian false consciousness on steroids in modern America-- the illusion that guys like Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump represent the interests of middle and working class whites.

Opinion | New study shows how the GOP scam is getting worse for Republican voters - The Washington Post

 

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On 3/9/2021 at 12:26 PM, Joe Bauer said:

His #1 priority is to make the super rich richer. Hence the massive tax cut for the wealthy in 2017. Trump's first action.

But to see trailer park, backwoods folk who are living the poorest West Virginia/Mississippi/Arkansas/Louisiana life willing to risk their life for Trump...a guy that could care less about their poverty...is just nuts.

To say that and then support politicians who never question the actions of the central bank is not consistent. This is bipartisan, not about Trump or Biden. The NY fed has distributed over $12 TRILLION to its friendly mega banks since September 2019, just a few months before the virus that then destroyed Main Street small business. This is tantamount to a coup and while congress quibbles over $2 trillion which they are already celebrating, the central banks are laughing. The actions of the fed since 2008 combined with the now legal total secrecy of accounting via a “national security” excuse (2018 fasab 56), equals a dismemberment of democracy. Trump didn’t do that, Obama/Biden didn’t do that either. Again, this is bipartisan and the only discussion allowed in public now is how many masks or “operating system” jabs we will wear/get. 
 

Remember what happened in Japan in the 1980’s? The central bankers arbitrarily stopped the flow of cheap credit in order to change the political system to give themselves more power. When you give a private network the power to control credit, you have a major national security ticking time-bomb. 

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Dennis said: When you give a private network the power to control credit, you have a major national security ticking time-bomb. 

In theory I agree with you. Would you like to make a prediction on when that will be? Because people have been saying that for 50 years!

Maybe you're a gold bug Dennis. though maybe now it's crypto. There has always been people who have bought gold and silver promising that the terrible day will come when it all falls apart, then they'll be ready. They've always eschew the stock market and site previous crashes. So they were always invested in precious metals while the stock markets went up all around them. Then at certain particular points of great market uncertainty, they found themselves in the good position to sell. But the collapse never did happen  quite as ominously as they had foretold and they never sold out to make any profit and just went back to holding a rather worthless commodity again. 

I agree with you Dennis in that everybody wonders about the power of the Central Banks.

Dennis: The NY fed has distributed over $12 TRILLION to its friendly mega banks since September 2019, just a few months before the virus that then destroyed Main Street small business. This is tantamount to a coup

Just facts here, You say "distributed" like they're giving the money to the banks.These are short term overnight "repo" loans made at low interest rates. But they don't go out to local banks, credit unions or small individuals. It's not fair and it has never has been. That's the real issue here.

You're trying to make a case that the Central Banks knew of a "plandemic" without any real facts. I see in this article below they  distributed 9 of that 12 trillion between Sept 2019 and 2020 , an equal amount of time before the beginning of the pandemic and after the start of the pandemic. I'll accept your figures that they've distributed 3 trillion more in the last 6 months, which shows a pretty even flow.

What you have to prove now is, was that outlay at all precipitous to  the 12 month period between say Sept 2018 to 2019? Even if the spending abruptly began in Sept 2019, you're a long way from making a plandemic connection by the Central banks 4  months in advance of the China breakout. But  you have to first prove this is  not beyond" business as usual", but even a discrepancy could be passed off to the market conditions at the time.. 

So you're saying in their omnipotence, they were aware of how infectious the strain was and how ominous the breakout would be, and also successfully predicted that Trump would handle it like a deer in the headlights and they would be able to  instigate their vllanous plan to eliminate the corner liquor store? Is that your read of the plan? Those kind of plans always reflect to me more than anything else, the utter sense of powerlessness of the people who hold them. 

And of course one thing is true is that the neglected oversight in the case you're making did occur under the Trump Administration, but people have always wondered about the oversight. But we agree Jon Osoff  is at least turning the public attention to the power of the Central Banks. And just because they've been saying it for years, doesn't mean the worse couldn't  happen, particularly with the Central banks and the Federal government spending like crazy, like they are now. And if it did happen, the most protected will always be the wealthy.

https://wallstreetonparade.com/2021/03/senator-ossoff-drops-a-bombshell-the-12-or-13-largest-banks-got-the-trillions-from-the-feds-repo-loans-last-year/

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1 hour ago, Kirk Gallaway said:

But we agree Rob Osoff  is at least turning the public attention to the power of the Central Banks.

Kirk, although I am not particularly fluent in "Wall  Street banking" or financial fundamentals on a large scale, I agree with you on all but one point.  It was Jon Ossoff and not "Ron".  Keep up the good work though, I enjoy reading your posts.

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6 hours ago, Richard Price said:

Kirk, although I am not particularly fluent in "Wall  Street banking" or financial fundamentals on a large scale, I agree with you on all but one point.  It was Jon Ossoff and not "Ron".  Keep up the good work though, I enjoy reading your posts.

Thanks Richard, I'm not claiming to be a super expert. I guess I'm not use to writing "John" as "Jon" so I change it to Ron. It's really remarkable to me that Georgia elected that guy because he actually seems he'd even thrive in California!   heh heh

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