Monday, January 08, 2018

Oprah for President!

After seeing Oprah last night at the Golden Globes, and hearing her partner Stedman say she is actively thinking of running for President, I say, GO FOR IT, OPRAH!!!  What a great president she would make!  All the candidates pale beside her -- and I mean that in far more important ways than the color of her skin.  I LOVE the idea of her as President!!!!  OMG, what a MARVELOUS change from what we have now!....

Oprah is Everything I would want to see in a President. And she has enough money of her own to fund her own run -- together with what I imagine would be TONS of $$ coming in from small donors all across the country -- and even the world. She is universally loved and listened to. What a difference she could make on this planet as President of the United States -- just think of it. She would address climate change (what a concept, huh?) She would address poverty, homelessness, health care for all, the environment, infrastructure, education, veterans' care and all the other issues that have been ignored and even thrown in the trash by the Republicans.  

We would be living in an entirely different world with Oprah as President and a Democratic Congress filled with WOMEN!  Finally, my dream that I've carried from the 70s when I marched with Women's Strike for Peace in Washington, DC, would come true!  Women don't want to send their sons and daughters to war. They don't want a world in which nuclear weapons threaten our very existence as a species. Women all over the world in positions of power would change the direction that greed-and-power-driven men have taken us in for centuries.

It's time for a paradigm change on the planet!  OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT!!!  And for Vice President: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders -- or even Tom Hanks!!!!

With candidates like these to lead us, we can usher in a new era--it's already starting! Just watching the Golden Globes last night with the revved-up energy for women's rights has convinced me the pot is being stirred for something new--and fair (which should have been the case all along). It's called "equality." 

 I'm excited about this prospect and am all in for this! -- are you????  😃


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

USA Today Editorial Asks a GREAT question

Why is Trump trying to shut down the Mueller investigation if, as he claims, it is a witch hunt and he is innocent of any wrongdoing? As the following editorial asks, If the Russia story is truly 'fake news' and a 'witch hunt,' as the president and his minions insist, why would they sling mud at the very people and institutions that would place their valuable imprimatur on such a conclusion?  Why, you have to wonder, are they so worried about what Mueller's investigation might reveal?" 

Here is more of the editorial:

"When Robert Mueller was appointed in May to oversee the investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, he was universally praised as the perfect choice," USA Today reminded. "Amid the contemptible efforts to discredit Mueller's investigation, let's pause for a moment to remember who he is: A Republican. A Marine Corps veteran who earned a Bronze Star for valor and Purple Heart for a gunshot wound to his thigh during combat in Vietnam. A longtime federal prosecutor before President George W. Bush nominated him to direct the FBI in 2001 and the Senate unanimously confirmed him."

"Yet as the Russia investigation gathered steam with charges brought against four former Trump campaign officials in recent months, a coterie of Republican congressmen, joined by commentators on Fox News and other Trump-friendly media outlets, have started calling for Mueller's head," USA Today explained. "Rarely has the American public been suddenly asked to revile a public figure once so widely revered."

The newspaper says Congress needs to pass legislation to protect the investigation.

"The factions calling the special counsel's fairness into question are laying the groundwork for either undermining Mueller's conclusions or firing him. To pre-empt his possible removal, Congress should promptly pass bipartisan legislation to provide greater protections for the special counsel," the editorial urged.

"Where logic falls away amid the odious campaign to tarnish Mueller and his investigators — bolstered Tuesday by Trump's latest 'FBI TAINTED' tweet — is with the prospect that the president might well be innocent of wrongdoing.

"Imagine if that's true. If the Russia story is truly 'fake news' and a 'witch hunt,' as the president and his minions insist, why would they sling mud at the very people and institutions that would place their valuable imprimatur on such a conclusion?" the newspaper asked.

"Why, you have to wonder, are they so worried about what Mueller's investigation might reveal?" USA Today pondered.


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Donald Trump and the Republican Party Just Committed Suicide

Donald Trump and the Republican Party Just Committed Suicide
By Bill Palmer, palmerreports

It was a perfect storm of disastrous proportions. After a handful of conservative billionaires spent a generation gradually buying off every last Republican in Congress, a traitor named Donald Trump conspired with a foreign enemy to rig the election, which left the Republicans temporarily in charge of the White House, the Senate, and the House. In so doing, Trump destroyed the GOP's reputation, ensuring it won't hold another majority for a generation. And so the donors decided to force the party to commit mass suicide today in the name of one last cold hard cash grab.

There is not an ounce of hyperbole in the above paragraph, and if anyone tries to undersell it to you, they're lying. Countless Republicans in the House and Senate voted to end their own careers today by voting for the most hideously corrupt piece of major legislation in United States history. It raises taxes on the middle class to the tune of a trillion dollars, explodes the deficit by another trillion dollars, and takes health care away from tens of millions of Americans, so that all of the money can be given to the wealthy instead. Why vote for something so grotesque?

It's simple, if startlingly evil. Most Republicans in Congress don't even really bother with small dollar donations anymore, because their campaigns are funded almost entirely by the billionaire donors. Those donors demanded that this thieving legislation be passed, and if it didn't happen, they'd have pulled the plug on those donations. That would have left every Republican in Congress with no budget for reelection, and facing a well funded primary challenger. So they chose to end their careers by passing the bill, instead of ending their careers by not passing it. Here's what happens next.

In the 2018 congressional election, we're now looking at the biggest Democratic landslide in history. This will make 1974 look like a non-event. The Democrats will take control of the House and Senate, and if Donald Trump somehow hasn't been ousted by then of his own accord, impeachment proceedings will begin immediately. Mike Pence will likely be impeached as well. In fact, now that so much of the GOP can't get reelected anyway, we'll see a whole lot of Republicans announcing that they're "retiring" in 2018. Some of them may choose not to even finish their current terms. 

The Republican Party just committed suicide. That's all there is to it.

Monday, December 18, 2017

"False Flag UFO Stories" being aired on major media by government?

It appears that stories about UFOs are now being salted in the media by the black budget federal govt., via NY Times and other media channels. The story to the NY Times is said to have come from a Threat office of the Pentagon. This could be exactly what some of the whistleblowers from the govt. have been warning about for years -- that an untruthful disclosure will be floated to the public to prepare for a false flag operation, telling us we are being attacked from outer space.  This scheme was warned about by some of the top people working on nuclear weaponry (most importantly, Dr. Werner von Braun) -- who have tried to let us know that so far the visitors to earth do not mean to harm us -- they are only overseeing this planet to prevent us from nuclear war and extinction of our species.  Best to be prepared with as much knowledge as we can gather, so we can gauge truth from false flag fiction.  Watch this interview with Dr. Carol Rosin, who worked with von Braun and claims he warned her about a plan of this kind to expand "Star Wars" nuclear weapons and war plans--and to further control Earth's population with fear.

Eye-Opening Interview with Carol Rosin About the late Werner von ...

Jun 20, 2004 - by Linda Moulton Howe. from NancyRedStar Website. Bombshell Interview with Dr CarolRosin about. her work with the late German Scientist Dr Werner von Braun. Von Braun anticipated terrorists, asteroids and ETs on America's 'enemies list!' Foresaw and warned of 'war in space' as an eventuality!

From Dr. Greer Sunday Dec 17, 2017

URGENT: Note that the recent NY Times story is couched from a Threat office of the Pentagon: This is a clear ramp up to False Flag FAKE disclosure designed to prepare people for a threat from outer space- so the War Mongers and War Profiteers have a new , bigger enemy . BEWARE
Meanwhile , Unacknowledged is being BLOCKED by media, no coverage even though it is the 2017 # 1 Documentary on iTunes and widely popular on Netflix etc. The secret government is manipulating a false disclosure and threat via their lackeys and 'cut-outs' . Stay tuned!
Please read Dr. Greer's paper: When Disclosure Serves Secrecy.

Dear Eileen,
The New York Times ran two UFO stories this past Saturday which relate directly to Tom DeLonge's To the Stars venture, to his military/intelligence team and to the associated 2004 UFO sighting from the supercarrier USS Nimitz. Tom DeLonge himself was conspicuously absent from the New York Times' reports, where we learn that former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) funneled "Dark money" into the aerospace company of his billionaire friend, Robert Bigelow.

During the 2016 Presidential campaign, we saw Hillary Clinton on the Jimmy Kimmel Show talking about the new term for UFOs,
"Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" and we know that her campaign manager, John Podesta is a big fan of whatever "Disclosure" means to him. Despite their not getting into the White House, "Disclosure" appears to be on track.

I joined Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt and the New Energy Movement's Susan Manewich to discuss this calculated UFO acclimatization operation.

Video: (98 mins):

Good question about UFOs

'Why aren't we spending more on this?' Ex-director says government never took UFO sightings seriously enough

Over the weekend a Naval officer revealed an 2004 encounter with a UFO that has still gone unidentified. Now more military experts are coming forward to report their own experiences.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Another must-read if you want to understand how the GOP GAME undermines us (We, the People) time and again

Republicans are exactly what we thought they were (and what are we voters going to DO about it?  Hopefully, vote in a Democratic Congress in 2018):


Monday, December 11, 2017

Interesting article - Obama may have been 'playing' Trump, knowing just how to manipulate him

Obama says to Trump, "Don't hire Mike Flynn."  Of course, Trump, being Trump, immediately decided to hire Flynn. And so the drama began....

Barack Obama's Parting Gift to Donald Trump Was Mike Flynn

by John Kiriakou | December 11, 2017 - 7:13am

— from Reader Supported News

Donald Trump's White House falls apart a little more every day. It seems like every morning there's more news about who among Donald Trump's friends, relatives, and advisors is being subpoenaed, questioned, accused, or indicted or, worse for the president, who has flipped and will testify against him. Meanwhile, Trump flails around, making accusations against everybody from the FBI to the Democrats to the Washington Post and George Soros. It would be great fun to watch if the stakes weren't so high for the country.

The linchpin to this whole "Russiagate" case is Mike Flynn. The former three-star general and director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) was a loose cannon whom Obama had to fire in 2014. While Flynn had a real vision to transform the bloated DIA from a second-tier also-ran in the intelligence community to a primary war zone intelligence service, he was known as a nasty jerk to those around him, he was unnecessarily harsh with his subordinates, and he simply could not or would not follow the president's direction.

Flynn suffered from that very Washington affliction: He thought he was smarter than everybody else in the room and he wouldn't take advice. Trump has the same disease.

After Flynn had proven himself a thorn in the collective sides of Obama and Ashton Carter, then Secretary of Defense, he jumped into the Trump campaign with both feet, famously leading a chant of "Lock her up!" in reference to Hillary Clinton, at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

I believe it was then that Obama decided to have a little fun with Flynn, at Trump's great expense. Here's what we know:

NSA spies on Americans. They also spy on Russians. And when an American is on the phone with the Russian ambassador, or meeting with Russian attorneys with "ties to Russian intelligence," and then reporting back to a major Republican presidential campaign, NSA lights up. So NSA knew that Flynn was in touch with Russian Ambassador Serge Kislyak even before the two hung up the phone.

A conversation between a senior presidential campaign official and a Russian diplomat or intelligence officer is major news in the intelligence community, and that news would have been reported back to Obama posthaste. So Obama knew that Flynn, Donald Trump Jr., and others were meeting with the Russians. And he knew what was being said because NSA had given him the transcripts.

Another thing we know is that in their first post-election meeting at the White House, Obama gave Trump one piece of unsolicited advice: Don't hire Mike Flynn. The meeting was reported everywhere, and most observers thought that Obama had made the recommendation because he had to fire Flynn from DIA for insubordination.

I don't think that was it at all. I think Obama knew that Trump would do exactly the opposite of what he wanted. If Obama doesn't want him to hire Flynn, then, by God, he's going to hire Flynn. And so he did.

Flynn then proceeded to dig himself a deeper hole. We know that he telephoned Kislyak on December 22 and again on December 29 to ask him to either delay or veto a United Nations Security Council Resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. Of course, NSA was fully cognizant of these conversations and, as it turns out, provided those transcripts to the FBI.

Was this "collusion" with the Russians? Of course not. It was an overeager, underinformed, and amateurish attempt at foreign policy. If anything, it was collusion with the Israelis to try to block Obama's foreign policy on Israel and the settlements. If anything, it was a violation of the Logan Act of 1799, which prohibits the making of foreign policy by a private citizen, which Flynn still was.

But that's not the point. The point is that the FBI by then had a transcript of the call when they asked Flynn to speak with them about it.

And therein lies the rub. First, I can tell you from personal firsthand experience that nobody should ever, EVER, talk to the FBI, at least without an attorney sitting right next to you. FBI agents will lie, cheat, and deceive to get you to trip yourself up in your response to their questions. Even if you don't remember what you said in some particular conversation months or years ago, or if your recollection is fuzzy, they will charge you with a felony for "making a false statement." That's the leverage that they want over you.

Mike Flynn is a career intelligence professional. He knew that NSA would have been listening to his conversations with the Russians. He knew that NSA would have passed the information to the FBI. But when the FBI interviewed him about his talks with the Russians, he lied. It's as simple as that. He lied. And that's a felony.

In the greater scheme of things, Mike Flynn is a small fish. His son, Mike Jr., who was also implicated in the case, is a smaller fish. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has Jared Kushner in his sights. He has Donald Trump Jr. in his sights. Eventually, he wants to get the president, if the evidence leads him there. Mike Flynn can give him that evidence. That's why he made an agreement to plead guilty to that false statements charge. He likely won't see any prison time, and his son won't be charged with any crime at all. In exchange, the Flynns, along with George Papadopoulos and, probably, Richard Gates, will all be free to rat out Kushner and the Trumps. That's the end game.

And that brings us back to Barack Obama. Obama, whether you like him or not, is undoubtedly one of the brightest and most politically savvy presidents we've had in generations. I think he saw all of this coming. He knew that the Trump campaign was a train wreck waiting to happen. He knew that Hillary Clinton was probably the only Democrat in America who couldn't beat that train wreck. He knew that he could manipulate the narcissist Trump. So Obama planted the seed to bring the entire House of Trump crashing down. It all started with Flynn, the guy who thought he was smarter than everybody else.

The investigation and ensuing criminal cases make for an ugly process, but the country will be stronger once it's all over. We'll have Barack Obama to thank for it.


ABOUT AUTHORJohn Kiriakou is a former CIA counterterrorism officer and a former senior investigator with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. John became the sixth whistleblower indicted by the Obama administration under the Espionage Act – a law designed to punish spies. He served 23 months in prison as a result of his attempts to oppose the Bush administration's torture program.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

How does a near-death experience change you?

How does a near-death experience change you? Brain surgeon DR EBEN ALEXANDER heard heavenly music and saw waterfalls flowing into crystal pools 

As a scientist, a neurosurgeon and an academic who taught brain science at Harvard Medical School, I am fascinated to know how we all perceived these versions of the hereafter.


OH YES! "IF ONLY" satire by Borowitz of the New Yorker

Broad Majority of Americans Support Moving Trump to Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a new poll conducted on Wednesday, a sweeping majority of Americans said they support moving Donald J. Trump to Jerusalem.

The sixty-three per cent of survey respondents who approved relocating Trump to Jerusalem placed few conditions on such a move, other than that it take place "as soon as possible" and that it be "permanent."

In other poll results, an overwhelming majority of respondents said that they would support relocating Trump to any number of other foreign destinations, including Russia, the Philippines, and "that station where scientists live at the South Pole."

Though Americans were strongly enthusiastic about moving Trump to Jerusalem, in a rare consensus both Arabs and Israelis vehemently opposed the move.