Category Archives: Rants and Raves

Issues in the every day world that I feel strongly about, one way or the other.

The biggest pisser of the 2016 election

Like the majority of Americans that didn’t vote for our illegitimate minority-elect President Donald J. Trump who has absolutely no mandate whatsoever, I awoke on November 9, 2016 with a putrid sense of despair knowing that for at least the next 2 years America will be drastically eviscerated courtesy of the minority mass of morons that were foolish enough to be conned into voting for him. But the biggest pisser of the 2016 election is that now a majority of us will also pay a heavy price for the perfidious ignorance of a minority that was foolish enough to put a profoundly corrupt psychopathic wannabe dictator in the White House.

Despite the unsubstantiated Kafkaesque cries of Russian hacking of America’s election based on bogus assessments and speculation with no proof whatsoever that, according to one leader of our Intelligence complex, did not result in any votes being flipped for our Orange incoming wannabe dictator and were only designed to sway public opinion against the establishment’s more preferred Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton coupled with flatulent cries of FBI interference – despite protecting Clinton from prosecution from criminal malfeasance with a private email server which would have landed virtually anyone else prison time — Clinton has no one to blame for losing the election to a fraudulent, profoundly delusional liar whose disdain for rules and laws have been well documented but herself.

Leaked – not hacked – emails revealed numerous questionable acts of chicanery and malfeasance that only confirmed what many of us knew about Clinton all along. Disenfranchising the more popular candidate didn’t do the Democratic Party any favors either. Also note that the same morons in Washington’s Culture of Corruption that willfully lied us to war with Iraq (DNI James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham as well as their whores in our Corporate media) are claiming Russian interference in an effort to goad the public to war with Russia. Think about it and consider the sources.

After losing the presidency despite having more than 2.8 million popular votes from the majority of Americans that weren’t disenfranchised and discriminated against, Democrats lost badly as more Republicans won elections in a multitude of U.S. states and gained total control of the U.S. Congress thanks in large part to the flood of corporate money in public elections geared towards misinforming a large part of America’s gullible population that is incapable of making informed decisions and too stupid to realize that once again they have been duped, voter disenfranchisement in 27 states, uncounted ballots, and because multitudes of people couldn’t bring themselves to vote for either candidate.

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Clinton campaign: lessons in Russian Propaganda and Deception

No Hillary, Russia did not hack your emails and you have nobody but yourself to blame for your loss.

When the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was hacked and emails were exposed by WikiLeaks that revealed, among other things, collusion within the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC to make a corrupt Washington establishment candidate the presidential nominee, the blame was dubiously placed on Russian hackers in an effort to hide the lack of integrity and malfeasance of a corrupt political system and to try and cover up her crimes and malfeasance during her contemptible political career.

Repeated bogus claims of Russian hacking by a disingenuous “security” firm with shadowy ties to Washington’s propaganda machine – including the Department of Homeland Security and the highly politicized office of the Director of National Intelligence, both of which constantly hype terrorism with no supporting evidence while perpetually fueling it – do not make bogus claims true and offer more insight into why you should question them. As more leaked evidence eviscerating Hillary and showing her true colors and disregard for ‘everyday Americans’ appears, the lies and desperation to keep her culture of corruption covered up will grow.

In typical fashion Washington’s Chief propaganda pushers – The New York Times and The Washington Post – repeated the bogus Russian hacking claims as gospel. Ironically, while pushing Washington’s lies without questions both publications periodically publish pertinent articles delving into the content of the emails and the damage they do to Clinton. It’s obvious that the release of damning revelations about Clinton were timed to try and interfere with the U.S. election process but it’s completely unclear of how the hacks could be attributed to the authorization of only Russia’s senior-most officials when no evidence supporting those claims is presented for review.

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WikiLeaks Dump Confirms Clinton Colluded With DNC

For those who may have missed it: Senator Bernie Sanders’ supporters suspicions that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) colluded with Hillary Clinton to make her — the corrupt establishment favorite — the official Democratic Presidential nominee were confirmed recently when WikiLeaks, the whistleblower site, published nearly 20,000 emails and documents attributed to a hack by Guccifer 2.0, though the Clinton campaign dubiously attributed it to Russia, that revealed their suspicions were correct.

WikiLeaks released 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments covering the period from January last year until May 25 this year from seven key figures of the DNC: Communications Director Luis Miranda (10770 emails), National Finance Director Jordon Kaplan (3797 emails), Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer (3095 emails), Finance Director of Data & Strategic Initiatives Daniel Parrish (1472 emails), Finance Director Allen Zachary (1611 emails), Senior Advisor Andrew Wright (938 emails) and Northern California Finance Director Robert (Erik) Stowe (751 emails).

Some of the emails show the DNC as using “us” language when referring to Clinton supporters while using “them” language when referring to Sanders supporters. All the leaked documents reveal that the DNC secretly worked behind the scenes to help ensure Clinton took the primary and not Sanders.

Even Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC chairwoman appointed by Hillary Clinton — who also used a private email for DNC business — was involved in the chicanery despite lying from the beginning. Wasserman Schultz wrote in one email that Sanders would never be president despite denying that any manipulations by the DNC were happening. In fact it appears that Clinton’s DNC chairwoman was involved in more than one email incident aimed at eviscerating Bernie Sanders.

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A Sanders Supporter’s Presidential Primary Conundrum

In the modern world where America’s corporate media proudly serves as the mouthpiece for our corrupted political governance without question – often void of fact – it’s no surprise having two presumptive Presidential nominees facing criminal charges and jail time, yet still in the running. Campaign 2016 is turning out to be quite a freak show and has shown us once again just how corrupt and lopsided our political system is. On the Republican side you have a candidate facing Fraud and RICO charges and on the Democratic side you have a woman who is being protected by people in high places despite blatantly obstructing Justice, breaking numerous Federal laws, committing heinous War crimes in Libya, Honduras, Ukraine and a few other countries, acting negligently in a federal investigation while destroying and withholding evidence to avoid accountability, yet unsurprisingly, currently not facing charges.

As a Bernie Sanders supporter I have many issues with putting Hillary Clinton in the White House since the last Clinton presidency helped create the cluster you-know-what that has become politics as usual for which the American people have already paid a heavy price and her malfeasance and lies over her email scandal disqualify her. Despite President Obama’s perfidious claim that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is “the right person for the job,” there are a multitude of reasons one could easily argue. Yes, it’s wonderful that Hillary Clinton made history — albeit arguably for all the wrong reasons — but letting that overshadow her dubious past in politics, her egregious human rights abuses in the Arab world, her instigation of more than one illegal regime change in various parts of the world, her current scandals from her secretive, morally corrupt tenure as Secretary of State and her servitude to Wall Street is unacceptable.

This year’s presidential primary has made the U.S. the laughing stock of the world. Forcing Americans to choose between a psychopath on the Republican ticket and a Neocon Sycophantic Wall Street hack who loves engaging in endless, profitable Wars — a racket which Hillary Clinton has enabled repeatedly — on the Democratic ticket won’t bode well for Americans or the rest of the world. Trump is facing fraud and RICO charges and Clinton’s email troubles will grow now that WikiLeaks has published enough evidence to indict Hillary Clinton. Both need to be held accountable for their actions but if Hillary isn’t indicted, it offers yet more proof of how corrupt our “Justice” system really is. When you get away with breaking laws because of who you are as opposed to what you’ve done, you no longer have the rule of law as was made clear by the FBI’s decision not to prosecute Clinton, which came as no surprise since FBI Director James Comey has been covering up crimes committed by the Clinton’s for decades. It’s remarkable how Washington is interested in punishing secrecy violations until it involves Hillary Clinton.

Like many in California, where the two-party political system lost more credibility and 2.3 million ballots remain uncounted, I voted for Bernie Sanders. I would never vote for #TrumptheFraud, but whether or not I vote for Hillary Clinton this November remains to be seen. #TrumptheFraud is the biggest gift the GOP has given us in quite a while, but when the co-founder of the Project For A New American Century (PNAC) – the Neoconservative group that wrote the blueprints for the 9/11 attacks, some of whose founders and members ended up playing major roles in the George W. Bush cabal’s illegal invasion of Iraq — fully endorses Hillary Clinton it speaks volumes about her warmongering ways and what her administration will entail.

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The time for public financing of elections has come

The information below is from the “Public financing of elections: an idea whose time has come” article from Citizen VOX:

Talk about an idea whose time has come.

Today, the Fair Elections Now Act is being re-introduced. It would help candidates remain free from corporate interests by providing public money for their campaigns if they raise a certain amount of small-dollar contributions from voters.

The grip that corporations have over our elections and our lawmakers is unprecedented, thanks in no small part to the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. That’s the decision that gave corporations the green light to spend as much money as they want on elections.

What does that decision mean for you? It means that lawmakers are even more beholden to wealthy corporate interests — oil and coal companies, financial giants, agribusiness mega-companies and so forth — and even less likely to act in your interests. After all, those corporations are looking out for their bottom lines and have no problem rolling over citizens to boost profits. They want public policies that advance that goal. They give money to lawmakers so they can ask for favors later.

We saw the effect of the Citizens United decision on the midterm elections: spending by outside groups jumped to $294.2 million in the 2010 election cycle from just $68.9 million in the 2006 cycle. Nearly half of the money spent came from just 10 groups. Two groups formed by Republican strategist Karl Rove combined to spend $38.2 million, more than any single group. Next was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Today, Public Citizen sent a letter (PDF) to Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.), who introduced the measure. The letter said:

“At no time in history has a strong congressional public financing program been so sorely needed – and so demanded by the American public. Poll after poll shows that wide majorities of Americans are stunned with the Court’s decision opening the floodgates of unlimited corporate money in elections. Just as many Americans are infuriated with the primacy of money in elections, as well as all the time and resources officeholders spend cozying up to campaign contributors.

Americans are demanding far more accountability from Congress. One of the best ways to achieve this accountability is to replace big money with public funds and small donations from average Americans. This is precisely what the Fair Elections Now Act would do.”

Do you want public financing of elections? Let your members of Congress know.

And learn more about the Citizens United decision and how to overturn it. Public financing of elections will help, but ultimately we need to overturn the decision with a constitutional amendment. Get involved now.

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Turn Off FOX ‘News’

The TurnOffFox campaign from The Color of Change:

Dear friends,

Many of us already know that Fox News is biased — but it’s actually much worse than that. For years they have used lies, distortions, and race-baiting to divide this country. Recently, it’s gotten downright dangerous. Earlier this summer, a heavily armed man got into a gun fight with police after he was pulled over on his way to kill people at the Tides Foundation[1] — an obscure non-profit that Glenn Beck regularly demonizes on his Fox News TV show.[2]

Fox News is bad news for America — and it spreads, and is legitimized, partly through TVs in public places.

That’s why I’ve joined the TurnOffFox campaign — the first part of a larger campaign to diminish the influence of Fox. It’s about educating people about Fox and getting it turned off in stores, restaurants, and other public places.

Will you join me? It takes just a moment to declare your own household “Fox free”, and at the same time appeal to public establishments in your community to stop playing Fox. And you’ll get a FREE Turn Off Fox sticker when you do. Click here:

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The Government’s Race to Control the Internet

A recent article by Philip Giraldi, aptly titled ‘The Ministry of Truth,’ explains how Washington and Governments around the world are using every fraudulent deception they can dream of to try and control the flow of information on the Internet.

The Internet has made it virtually impossible for Governments to keep information relating to their premeditated crimes and other atrocities hidden from the vast majority of the world and Governments are getting upset about it.

Mr. Giraldi points out the similarities between George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth in his seminal novel 1984 and the deceptions used by the U.S. Government to destroy Democracy, rights and freedoms in their fraudulent, pre-designed ‘War on Terror’ to control information, especially information that the public has easy access to.

Most countries in the European Union (EU) are now legally required to log and maintain everyone’s Internet usage and make it accessible to government authorities on demand, with no court order or independent authority for six months, though there are attempts being made to require maintaining the information even longer. Consequently, there is no privacy.

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The U.S. Government’s Deceptive Israeli Relationship

Since Vice President Biden’s visit to Israel last week, over comments on Israel’s expansion and lack of peace plans, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. reportedly told Israeli media that ties between Israel and the U.S. are the “worst they’ve been in 35 years.” Maybe, but as the U.S. government’s deceptive Israeli relationship has repeatedly shown, probably not.

Both the U.S. and Israeli governments have deceived their citizens for decades so it’s probably just more smoke. The relationship between the Israeli and the U.S. government — most of which reportedly have to pass a ‘pro-Israel’ litmus test — probably hasn’t been affected much since Israel is the most visited foreign country by U.S. politicians. In fact, most members of the U.S. Congress are constantly protecting the Israeli government and the crimes they commit, especially when it comes to war crimes committed in Gaza.

Much of the ‘News’ fed to American by the corporate media is designed to be intentionally deceptive and one sided, often leaning towards information Israel wants Americans to believe, because many of the ‘News’ reporters and writers either have dual Isreali-American citizenship or have extremely close ties to Israel. Having Israeli citizens writing the ‘News’ for Americans has proved extremely relevant in keeping treason and a host of other crimes committed by the U.S. and Israeli governments covered up.

Americans give Israel billions of dollars of our tax money each year. The vast majority of what our military does, especially when it comes to the never-ending ‘wars’ in Afghanistan and Iraq are done because that’s what Israel wants. Neocons in the Bush administration bent over backwards for 8 years to please Israel while destroying this country. If more Americans knew the truth about the relationship between America and Israel, things would probably change.

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U.S. Government Hyping Up Cyberwar to Take Control of the Internet

When all other methods of imposing illegal legislation on its citizens to egregiously control them fail, the U.S. government repeatedly turns to fear-mongering and false flag activities committed by employees of the U.S. Government against its citizens to push their illegal agenda through and get it implemented.

In trying to get ‘legislation’ pushed through that would give the President power to shut down the Internet, the government has relied on former Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell to spread his lies and misinformation about impending doom and how America is losing the cyberwar.

Contrary to McConnell’s lies, the Chinese government, hackers, and greedy anti-net neutrality ISPs aren’t our biggest enemy. McConnell and the U.S. government are.

While directing national intelligence, McConnell pushed his tales of cyber doom on President Bush. Consequently, Bush signed yet another comprehensive — and most likely illegal — secret order wasting billions of dollars on the Military’s black budget to start creating firewalls and building malware into military equipment. Now McConnell is out of the government and back at his V.P. job with Booz Allen Hamilton, a large, secretive defense contractor.

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Obama Executive Order 13528 Subverts Posse Comitatus Act of 1878

On January 11, 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13528 (PDF) — right after the over-hyped Flight 253 ‘terrorist’ attack, the fraudulently engineered Swine Flu pandemic and a few other man-made disasters — that, among other things, establishes a Council of Governors, chosen by the President who, as noted by the Intel Daily, will rubber-stamp long-sought-after Pentagon contingency plans to seize control of state National Guard forces in the event of a ‘National Emergency.’

Executive Orders are orders given by the President that are generally used to direct Federal Agencies and officials in their execution of laws or policies established by Congress. In many instances, especially during this past decade, Executive Orders have been used to guide agencies in directions contrary to Congressional intent. Executive Orders are controversial since they are sometimes use to make law without the consent of Congress. It’s time for a closer look at EOs & Directives and it’s time to fix the intentional, oft illegal, subversion of laws.

In keeping with tradition, no mention was made in the corporate media of President Obama’s EO 13528 that egregiously subverts the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. A White House Press Release claims the ten member, bipartisan Council was created ‘to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards.’

Once appointed, according to the White House Press Release, the council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of various States; Homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.

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