Friday, August 4, 2017

Videodrome

Another james woods twitter coincidence unfortunately.  I watched most of Videodrome last night and besides jw being in it, it was pretty spectacular.  Thank god for Debbie Harry!
This morning I see that the CEO of the White House has retweeted the deranged jw's tweet calling people who hate on dt pathological.  Ok.





TGFDH!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dashboard confessional

http://dashboard.securingdemocracy.org/

Information literacy is important.  The link above is a tool to track Russia propaganda.  Be informed and mine for facts.



Icon*





















*photo found on google images from this blog post (but it's not the author's photo either)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Selda



Translation: Flaked snow falls upon the poor, 
Why destiny ignores the poor man's simple wishes?
 We're starving to death, please stop that sir, please Some are member of the parliament, some are governor,                 it's forbidden for us to get paid, 
I can't stand the fake poses anymore, we are moribund, education to us, roads to us, life to us,
 Come on sir, please, please, please, please, please please... Why is it so hard to build new roads,
 To build schools, to restore life
 please, please, please, please please... Why isn't Urfa like your Istanbul? 
Poor Maraş, dry Urfa, what about Diyarbakır?
 We're moribund, we're dead, just a drop of water
 Come on sir, please... We're dying, send a letter, come on sir,
 please, please, please, please, please please... Why is it so hard to give lands,
 To love, to know oneself                                                                     please, please, please, please please... We weren't born as lords, my dear fellow,
 Let's live together, don't think I'm cross with you, 
I'm moribund, don't be seperated, come on, brother, 
please, please, please, please, please please... Why is it so hard to give lands, 
To pay off debts, to know oneself,
 please, please, please brother please...

Putin steals from the Russian people

Dear True Russians,  I wish you well.  I hope some day we will all live a life free from government corruption.  We deserve it.  (Not that you will see this since 1. no one reads my blog, 2. your govt enacted net censorship laws) Take care, A

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/bill-browders-testimony-to-the-senate-judiciary-committee/534864/

http://www.ericgarland.co/2017/08/01/panama-papers-putin-corruption/


Putin, Whatever stolen money you have in the US, I will do what I can to make sure that it is returned back to the Real Russians.  Greed is a hell of a drug.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Indebted

On 5 May 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an agreement to write off 90% of North Korea’s debts after the State Duma passed the law on 18 April 2014 and the Federation Council approved it on 29 April 2014.

In November 2015, the head of the Russian delegation to Pyongyang, Colonel General Nikolay Bogdanovsky, and the Vice Chief of the Korean People’s Army O Kum-chol signed an agreement on preventing dangerous military activities.

-via wikipedia

Bill Browder

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/bill-browders-senate-judiciary-committee-hearing_uk_597ee55ce4b02a4ebb7675a6

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Break-in (2, Electric Boogaloo)

Interesting.  I just found out that this summer is the 45th anny of the Watergate Hotel break-in.  I missed the Saturday June 17 date to put a little extra oomph of energy into binding 45 and protecting US/the world.  No matter.  I figured something out.
Also, I'm geared up for Aug 9th Impeachment energy dance due to some dualities between 45 and 37.  Of course 9 is less than 10. (I know what I mean)

DNC break-in June 1972
DNC hack in June 2016

Watergate Hotel
Mayflower Hotel

Liar
Liar

45 is my focus.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

You're gonna break

do something that we never dreamed.  --this is why you are doing it.

Protection over the US health care

Friday, July 21, 2017

Idiot's Rule



I got a lie
A fat fuckin' lie
About a law
Idiots obey
They made it easy
Now cheaters have their way

Hi-de-ho!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Magic ruble from the heart














Attacking other countries is not an act that resides in the heart.  Your magic ruble will not come back to you.

True Russian people, I bet you are really pissed off to know that money that could be spent on and inside your own country is used instead to attack other nations.  What a major mismanagement of rubles and a waste too.

Good luck.  I'm with you in spirit.  I have my own mobsters to fight.

See you when we are free from tyranny.  Peace.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Grassley knoll

Excerpts of Senator Chuck Grassley's letter regarding Rinat Akhmetshin found on DailyKos:

Dear Secretary Kelly:

I write to obtain information regarding Mr. Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian immigrant to the United States who has been accused of acting as an unregistered agent for Russian interests and apparently has ties to Russian intelligence.
In July of 2016, Mr. William Browder, the CEOof Hermitage Capital Management, filed a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging that Mr. Akhmetshin, among others, has failed to register under the Foreign AgentsRegistration Act (“FARA”) despite undertaking a lobbying campaign on behalf of Russian interests.
1 The Committee is looking into the circumstances surrounding this lobbying effort and the potential FARA violations involved.
2 It is important for the Committee to gather additional information on Mr. Akhmetshin as part of this process. Mr. Akhmetshin is a Russian immigrant to the U.S. who has admitted having been a “Soviet counterintelligence officer.”
3 In fact, it has been reported that he worked for the GRU and allegedly specializes in “active measures campaigns,” i.e., subversive political influence operations often involving disinformation and propaganda.
4 According to press accounts, Mr.Akhmetshin “is known in foreign policy circles as a key pro-Russian operator,”
5 and Radio FreeEurope described him as a “Russian ‘gun-for-hire’ [who] lurks in the shadows of Washington’s lobbying world.”
6 Mr. Akhmetshin reportedly entered the U.S. in the 1990s and became a U.S.citizen in 2009, while also retaining his Russian citizenship.
7 Despite all of this information, and despite Mr. Akhmetshin’s admission to the press that he had been a Russian intelligence officer, in response to a different press inquiry, “Akhmetshin denied that he ever worked for Soviet military intelligence, something he would have had to declare when he applied for U.S. citizenship.”
8 The circumstances of Mr. Akhmetshin’s immigration into the U.S. and his eventual U.S. citizenship are relevant to the Committee given his alleged ties to Russian intelligence and actions as an unregistered agent of Russian interests.This information is also relevant because he was reportedly working with Fusion GPS, the company that oversaw the creation of the controversial dossier alleging a conspiracy between President Trump and the Russian government, on the pro-Russian lobbying effort at the same time the dossier was being created.

Full letter

Friday, July 7, 2017

Putin smiles

and says, "See, I got your bitch." While Trump seeks shelter in the arms of Putin, Putin smiles behind his back and looks at us (US). Forget how our election was hacked for a minute. The day before Putin and Trump meet Kremlin hacks our nuclear energy plants. Putin wants us to see that Trump will not confront him.

Bare minimum

Eric "Au" Greitens lowered the minimum wage in St. Louis to $7.70 after it had been increased to $10 an hour after a two year legal battle.

"It will kill jobs," Greitens said of the increase, according to the Post-Dispatch. "And despite what you hear from liberals, it will take money out of people's pockets." 

People just got a raise.  You are taking money out of people's pockets.

The Missouri governor's claim that raising the minimum wage "will kill jobs" is unfounded from a research perspective.

In 2016, the National Employment Law Project released an exhaustive reportlooking at every federal minimum wage hike since 1938. Ultimately, the investigators found year-over-year employment increased 68% of the time after each wage hike. What's more, the industries most affected by minimum wage more often saw jumps in employment: 73% of the time in retail, 82% in leisure and hospitality.
"These basic economic indicators show no correlation between federal minimum-wage increases and lower employment levels," the authors wrote. The only times when minimum wage increases correlated to a decline in employment were during or near recessions. In most other cases, there was a neutral or positive relationship.
When it was first created in 1938, the US federal minimum wage was 25 cents. As a percentage of GDP per capita, that would equate to a wage of about $20 an hour.
Eric Greitens, what are you reading?  I want to see the stats that back up your statements.
"If we're making $10 an hour, we're going to go right back out and spend that money," Wanda Roberts, a St. Louis minimum-wage work, told CBS News. With the reversal, she said she'd "go back to struggling."

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Panderer in chief

noun
dated

"Shakespeare's Panderus...is an aged degenerate and coward who ends the play by telling the audience he will bequeath them his diseases'" (Wiki..)  Guess it's time to read this one. Suits you to a "T", Trump.

Hi, I'm not a prostitute and you may have sold yourself many times over, but my freedom is not for sale.  Everyone knows, you know that the Kremlin attacked us by meddling in our elections.  

Pandarus bequeathing us his diseases



Uh..

Caveat Emptor?
I was really excited about Macron, but this news of his aversion to the press is depressing.

Your thoughts are too complex for journalists?
Do the Bastille Day interview, Macron.

However, I LOVE the magazine, Marianne's, response with the headline "Us no understand President Macron" (the link doesn't go to the article, but look at the error page!)

Also, I am a little wary of the submarine PR stunt too...   The Sun King session? Check yo head.  Make sure you have people that disagree with you while you are at the top.  You can be a philosopher king, Mr. complex thinker, but don't forget about the people.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Whadya think?

What kind of leader does Trump like?  A "strongman"

What kind of leader do you think he wants to be?

Yeah.

Doncha think he'd emulate what he admires?

That is what he is doing.

Everything is what it seems.

Love to you all, take care.

strongman : a politician or leader who uses violence or threats
                                               --Merriam-Webster

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

happy 4th of July sale

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.

-John Adams


My wish:
The architects of voter suppression will go down.
DHS will actually investigate voting machines.

Friday, June 30, 2017

How do you know if you haven't checked?

I feel like a mom telling a child to look in his room for his missing shoes.

This article is very concerning.  Govt official say there is no evidence, but what evidence has been gathered?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/dhs-doesnt-want-to-know-about-vote-hacks

DHS officials from former secretary Jeh Johnson to acting Director of Cyber Division Samuel Liles may be adamant that machines were not affected, but the agency has not in fact opened up a single voting machine since November to check.

“Although we continue to judge all newly available information, DHS has not fundamentally altered our prior assessments,” the department told TPM.
Computer scientists have been critical of that decision. “They have performed computer forensics on no election equipment whatsoever,” said J. Alex Halderman, who testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week about the vulnerability of election systems. “That would be one of the most direct ways of establishing in the equipment whether it’s been penetrated by attackers. We have not taken every step we could.”

David Dill, a voting systems expert and professor of computer science at Stanford University quoted in the report, said hackers can easily breach election systems regardless of whether they’re able to coordinate widely enough to alter a general election result.
“I don’t know why they wouldn’t try to hack voting machines and I don’t know what would stop them,” Dill told TPM. “Any statement that says ‘We haven’t see evidence of X’ also means ‘We haven’t lifted a finger to investigate.’”

Why do we have to consistently ask our government to do their job?!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

And then there's this!

I'm interested Rep. Beyers.

http://www.salon.com/2017/06/27/make-democracy-great-again-rep-don-beyers-revolutionary-bill-could-transform-how-we-elect-congress/












Whoa. Ha!  Yes>>>
How do you evaluate the health of our democracy in this moment, in this . . . era?
I choose to look at the . . . phenomenon as a blip. One of those historical outliers and explained by many, many different things. Some of it is just the coarsening of our culture. Look at how many penises are chopped off on “Game of Thrones” or “House of Cards” — pushing reporters in front of the metro. But also it’s the fact that in an economy that’s doing very well, there are people that aren’t.












Were the Democrats to take back the House, do you feel there is an appetite to take on these kinds of small-D democratic reforms? Or would it be the same thing you saw in Virginia: Our turn to be in control!
There’s going be some of that, too. I can see the leadership right away saying, “Beyer, play this out! If we pass this, do we still have control of the House?” I think that would be the first question. They would say this, too: “We have a lot of other important, good things we want to do first.”
It reminds me of John Tanner, the former Tennessee Democrat, who introduced a comprehensive redistricting bill when Republicans had the House, then again when the Democrats took it back in 2006 — and met with the same indifference from leadership both occasions.
Well, there will be a lot of good ideas that come forward. One of them may be that we pass this with an effective date six years or eight years down the road, so that it won’t affect the people that are there. It won’t affect most of them. Perhaps there’s some way to slow it down.  
At least part of the argument for Republicans who are in charge is to say, Well, someday you’re not going to be in power. So let’s think long term about this. It’s going to take vision and also a certain amount of self-sacrifice. But how different the country could be over 20 or 30 years if we enacted this!

I want to know what this power gives them.
I'd like a list.
party pooper









It’s broken; it’s too partisan; it’s hyperpolarized. But you think it’s fixable.
Yes. We can do multimember districts and get rid of the tyranny of gerrymandering. We can do instant runoff so that minorities are really reflected in Congress. We can get rid of a lot of negative campaigning and a lot of the role of money — which everybody hates. People hate having to make call after call asking for money. And if it takes 20 years, it’s worth it.
I’m trying to have modest expectations and a real sense of humility. We’re not just going to flip on light switches for everybody. But little by little, we can make this change.
Multi-partisan for the future?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Barbra Streisand is Nuts

This is what I have become.  I am now sending rambling emails grappling with my gut feeling.

I really wish that movie guy's voice said "Barbra Streisand is Nuts" in this trailer

BURR: Are you confident that no votes cast in the 2016 presidential election were altered?
COMEY: I'm confident. When I left as director I had seen no indication of that whatsoever.
                        -from here

Later in the hearing, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark) asked Clapper, “the intelligence community says, ‘It would be extremely difficult for someone – including a nation-state actor to alter actual ballot counts or election results by cyberattack or intrusion,’ and you say to that earlier today as well that we have no evidence that vote tallies were altered or manipulated in anyway?”

“That’s correct,” Clapper said.

                        -from here

Jeh Johnson: "I know of no evidence that through cyber intrusion, votes were altered or suppressed in some way."  -this particular quote is only quoted in rightwing online presence??  I just noticed this.  I got it from the Hill opinion blog below (spin link)

Oh good!  Here’s a spin that Republicans are taking…Obama’s Homeland Security was trying to hack into voter registration systems in some states… Cybersecurity experts have confirmed…oh really?  So vague.  However…this WSJ story might be interesting if I could read it..well, it looks like it was a nothingburger (can’t believe I'm using that term-Twitterhead)

Ok, so this is why I still have reservations after three different people in the federal government claim that no votes were altered.  God, this is insane…
From what I have read, some of these machines did not have the security features turned on –such as an auditing function.  How much jurisdiction and authority does the federal government have over state elections systems?  How do they check or verify the votes?  I don’t know if I should believe, but via @mikefarb I have seen places in Wisconsin and I think Georgia where the tallies were inconsistent.  The federal government is doing an audit on all of these machines???  How did they have the time?  How can they if the feature is turned off?  So yes, Feds can say with confidence they have seen nothing to indicate altered votes, but what measures have they taken to investigate each county/state?  They have information already with 50 states and however many counties?  I’m fully for mail in/paper ballot at this point.

Also…another thought.  Maybe the question of whether Kremlin hacked is the problem.  Maybe Kremlin helped, but maybe someone inside the US hacked.  That’s a little wacko, but just a thought.  Why did Republican voter data firm leave 198 million voter data exposed online for three days?

Why did Jeh Johnson’s attempt to designate our elections systems as critical govt infrastructure meet with opposition (and why was it not that already? I think I saw due to view of too much federal intrusion).  Johnson said he did it anyway. ? 
Also this exchange is weird, but only because I don’t understand it (at 33:02, Schiff, but more specifically around 33:44 and something about pollsters and social scientists) This article states that said designation would have given states priority if they sought help in possible cyberattacks.. huh??  Our voting machines are not a priority?

I’m considering becoming a poll worker.  I don’t know if I should be a democrat or republican election judge.  Do the democrats oversee the republicans and vice versa or do democrats sign up to be republican election judges because they think they are corrupt and the same for republicans?  Why is there a partisan distinction?  

I need to research this Senate Intelligence Committee hearing