Indigenous People Invented the American Dream — Columbus Colonized It
But excavations in the last 20 years have revealed that large sections of Poverty Point were actually constructed in only a few months. These Native Americans organized in groups to undertake massive projects as a communal cooperative, leaving a built legacy of equality across America’s landscape.
The Consensus-Building Haudenosaunee
The Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, offer a more modern example of such consensus-based decision-making practices.
These peoples – who’ve lived on both sides of the St. Lawrence river in modern-day Ontario and the U.S. Great Lakes states for hundreds, if not thousands, of years – built their society on collective labor arrangements.
They ostracized people who exhibited “selfish” behavior, and women and men often worked together in large groups. Everyone lived together in communal longhouses. Power was also shifted constantly to prevent hierarchy from forming, and decisions were made by coalitions of kin groups and communities.
Many of these participatory political practices continue to this day.
Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Monday October 8, 2018
As you continue to move through these accelerated times, changing direction will be a common occurrence. For every shift you experience, new timelines and potentials become possible, all designed to reflect your latest level of attainment. Change is your new constant, and that is a wonderful thing because change is exactly what you wish to create both for yourselves and your planet.
The key to working with these energies is to simply stay present. Make decisions one Now moment at a time. Be fluid. Understand that continual unfoldment is what is allowing the magic and wonder of these times. All you have to do is make your highest choice from where you are, assess, then make your next highest choice.
While we understand you are used to using predictability and control to create a sense of safety for yourselves, please know that this is the means of creating more comfort for yourselves than ever before because you are continually choosing what matches you, time and again, from the present where you have the most power.
Dear Ones, you can’t figure it out because it is all unprecedented. Rather than making that a frustration for yourselves, please see it for the miracle it is, because that flow is what will continue to surprise and delight and support you. It is a blessing that the mind can’t figure it out, because it will make it necessary to shift into navigating from your heart, and that is a change that will make your soul sing. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
How Will Trump’s Presidency End? – The Atlantic
But to really get the feel for the Trump administration’s end, we must turn to the finest political psychologist of them all, William Shakespeare. The text is in the final act of what superstitious actors only refer to as the “Scottish play.” One of the nobles who has turned on their murderous usurper king describes Macbeth’s predicament:
Those he commands move only in command,
Nothing in love. Now does he feel his title
Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe
Upon a dwarfish thief.
And so it will be for Trump.
Moving Forward | The Creator Writings
It is time to stop, look around you and see what needs to go. During this most recent time of change, The Universe is giving you a chance to do some deep housecleaning. Again, there are many things you have carried with you that are no longer needed. You have grown and learned more than you ever thought possible in your lifetime. It is time to celebrate and release! Give yourself the gift of clearing what no longer serves you. It is time, dearest one, to move forward! ~ Creator
Facebook exec throws party for Kavanaugh confirmation.
Joel Kaplan is the chief Washington lobbyist at Facebook. That’s him sitting behind Kavanaugh at his hearing.
Facebook employees were none too pleased to see a senior executive support Kavanaugh so visibly. He’s not just any executive, he’s also the company’s chief lobbyist. As such, his explanation that he was there in a purely “personal capacity” doesn’t hold water. He’s Facebook’s public face in Washington.
The furor at his employer was so strong that he had to issue an apology for his appearance.
FACEBOOK’S JOEL KAPLAN and his wife LAURA COX KAPLAN hosted a Kavanaugh celebration at their house last night for people who had worked on his nomination. Brett and Ashley Kavanaugh stopped by the gathering of about 25 people that was organized by Laura, Ginger Loper and several other Kavanaugh female supporters. — www.politico.com/… 10/07/2018
via Daily Kos Facebook exec throws party for Kavanaugh confirmation.
Trump Is a Crook – The Atlantic
Trump’s whole philosophy of life is of a kill-or-be-killed competition. It’s an old question: Is Trump an authoritarian, or a crook? The answer is shaping up. Trump must be an authoritarian precisely because he is a crook. The country can have the rule of law, or it can keep the Trump presidency. Facing that choice, who doubts what Trump’s answer, or the answer of his supporters, will be?
John Roberts Received Several Complaints About Kavanaugh. None Were Investigated – The Intellectualist
Legal experts said this situation is unprecedented: “Never before has a Supreme Court nominee been poised to join the court while a fellow judge recommends that misconduct claims against that nominee warrant review.”
Roberts’s decision not to immediately refer the cases to another appeals court has caused some concern in the legal community. Now that he has been confirmed, the details of the complaints may not become public and instead may be dismissed, legal experts say. Supreme Court justices are not subject to the misconduct rules governing these claims.
“If Justice Roberts sits on the complaints, then they will reside in a kind of purgatory and will never be adjudicated,” said Stephen Gillers, a professor at New York University Law School and an expert on Supreme Court ethics. “This is not how the rules anticipated the process would work.”
Roberts, an appointee of President George W. Bush, has for many years hired Kavanaugh clerks to work for him at the Supreme Court. Bush credits Kavanaugh in his book with helping him choose Roberts for the high court when Kavanaugh was a White House lawyer.
Most people know that Columbus Day is worth celebrating, because it means community parades that ‘honor’ Columbus, no school, no work and lots of shopping at places that announce ‘BIGGEST SALE EVER’ with huge signs, ads plus displays. Beyond this very shallow surface layer definition, what does Columbus Day mean? Who was Columbus? What is underneath this tinny pro corporate holiday definition based on money, profits and greed?
Today is also Indigenous People’s Day. What does that mean and why should it be celebrated instead of Columbus Day? This article dives into both holidays, their meanings, plus definitions. This article also dives into the many myths, fables and misinformation taught in schools and colleges around Columbus Day. If you want to know the truth, go deeper.
via #ColumbusDay Historical Myths; Racist Columbus Did Not ‘Discover’ America, He Made Slaves Of Native Population, Killed Most Of The Indian Inhabitants, Vikings Explored America Before Columbus – Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day Oct 8, 2018 | A Green Road Journal
Civil Tax Fraud Penalties May Wind Up Bankrupting Trump And His Children: Report | Deep Left Field
For decades, Donald Trump and his family have allegedly avoided paying both state and federal taxes through a series out accounting tricks and outright fraud, the New York Times reported Tuesday. And it now appears that the penalties for that fraud could be fines so large that Trump and his children would be left without a dime.
Criminal penalties appear to be off the table when it comes to punishing the Trump family for their income tax evasion, due mainly to the statute of limitations, but there are no such time limits on civil penalties, and those take the form of paying overdue taxes along with enormous penalties and exorbitant interest.
Under the civil penalty rules of the Internal Revenue Service, PoliticsUSA reports, Trump and the Trump Organization (which is currently headed by the president’s two oldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric) could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties.
EXPOSED: Susan Collins’ Husband Is A Lobbyist For Russian Interests | Deep Left Field
When she stood on the floor of the Senate Friday afternoon and announced that she would be voting to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to be the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, the question was immediately asked: Why would she do such a thing? How could a woman ignore the accusations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Kavanaugh?
Now, a day later, we may have an answer to why Senator Collins made the decision she did. It turns out that she’s married to a man, Thomas Daffron, who just so happens to be a lobbyist for a firm that has numerous connections to Russia and Russian oligarchs.
Eric Garland, who runs the consulting firm Competitive Futures, recently did a bit of digging, and he posted his findings on Twitter:
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrated In Cities Across The U.S. Instead Of Columbus Day
More cities in the United States on Monday will honor Native Americans — instead of celebrating the traditional Columbus Day — as an indigenous movement gains momentum.
Nine new cities decided this year to abolish Columbus Day and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, including Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; St. Paul, Minnesota; Bexar County, Texas; Traverse City, Michigan; and Olympia, Washington.
Last year, the holiday was celebrated for the first time in Minneapolis and Seattle, encouraging Native American leaders across the country to push for a new holiday on the second Monday of October that recognizes indigenous people, the Associated Press reported.
Carbon Dioxide Is Shriveling Men’s Balls – Mother Jones
The correlation is nearly perfect. As CO2 levels change, sperm concentrations in male semen change right along. As the authors put it, “Our global manhood is being steadily shriveled into effeminancy by our huge and rising emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.” We need to do something about this right away.
Why Are Supporters Of A White Supremacist Terror Group Allowed To Organize On Gab? – Angry White Men
One of Torba’s (many) complaints about rival platform Twitter is that it has been lax in detecting and terminating pro-ISIS accounts. (Recently, several ISIS beheading videos had to be purged from Gab TV as well.) But what happens when a pro-Nazi domestic terrorist organization spreads its propaganda on Gab?
Apparently the answer so far is: Nothing.
Gab’s “groups” feature has been criticized for making it easy to find like-minded white supremacists on the site. This includes a group called “Read SIEGE” which boasts nearly 400 members and is dedicated to the writings of Neo-Nazi James Mason, as well as the group Atomwaffen Division (AWD). AWD members have already been implicated in several murders, including that of a gay, Jewish college student.
According to a report by ProPublica, which obtained the group’s chatlogs, Atomwaffen “embraces Third Reich ideology and preaches hatred of minorities, gays and Jews,” and has “as many as 20 cells around the country, small groups of indeterminate size in Texas, Virginia, Washington, Nevada and elsewhere.”
Omega-3 Fat EPA Significantly Lowers Heart Disease Risk
As discussed in “Superfuel,” 3 to 4 grams of EPA and DHA appears to be ideal. (Meanwhile, you only need 1 to 2 grams of whole food-based omega-6 linoleic acid per day, ideally from plant seeds and tree nuts, not vegetable oils.)
Taking 3 to 4 grams of omega-3 (EPA and DHA in the form of fatty fish, triglyceride fish oil or krill oil) per day will saturate your cells and cell membranes with DHA, making them very fluid. As a result of improved cell function, your basal metabolic rate increases by as much as 15 percent, and your fat burning capacity during rest and exercise increases by 20 and 30 percent respectively.
As an example, research shows replacing 6 grams of visible fat in your diet (such as steak) with 6 grams of high-quality fish oil can help you lose 2 pounds of fat and gain half a pound of muscle in just three weeks.
via Dr Mercola Omega-3 Fat EPA Significantly Lowers Heart Disease Risk
Read the Shocking Conclusions from 28 Medical Studies Linking Fluoride to Lower IQ in Children – Astute News
To date, there are at least 53 known international scientific studies concluding that fluoride consumption is harmful to the development of intelligence in children, it impairs their learning and memory capacity. Children are commonly exposed to fluoride from municipal water supplies, dental treatments, environmental pollution, and in-utero.
Municipal water fluoridation is a state-mandated pharmacological intervention that ostensibly aims to fight dental fluorosis, but this claim is highly contested, and a growing body of research indicates that water fluoridation is linked to lower IQ in children. Medication without consent is a human rights violation.
In 2017, former EPA senior scientist, William Hirzy, PhD noted:
“The significance of this peer reviewed risk analysis is that it indicates there may be no actual safe level of exposure to fluoride. Groups of children with lower exposures to fluoride were compared with groups having higher exposures. Those with higher exposures performed more poorly on IQ tests than those with lower exposures.” ~Former EPA senior scientist, William Hirzy, PhD
Surely There Is Meaning to Life | Heavenletters
Beloved, sometimes you feel that you might prefer to be unhampered with dates and time and minutes and miles. Such precision seems to be a nuisance and get in the way of actual life. You feel pinned down, and you would rather be free from such attention on all that which often seems to be beside the point and gets in your way and occupies so much of your life!
Sometimes you would rather write with a stick in the sand. Then, when the tide comes in and goes out, much would be erased. There would be less that you would have to keep track of and have on your mind.
Isn’t all of life Let’s Pretend anyway? You have heard me allude to this. You understand that there is Infinity, yet Infinity is all at once and needs no filing system. Infinity is somehow permanent, you hear, yet how do you really know when time itself is not?
You do take Me at My Word that this reputed Infinity actually does exist, yet what is all this time about anyway and having to locate it or having lost it or never having had it in the first place or barely having an allusion to it.
In Plain Terms, Judge Brett Kavanaugh Lies About Everything
In plain terms, for all his spleen and outrage, Judge Kavanaugh lies about everything. In his earlier hearings, he lied about his judicial philosophy, and he lied about his days as a Republican operative, both in and out of the White House. On Monday, he lied to Martha McCallum of Fox News. On Thursday, he lied about his entire adolescence and his college days.
He lied even when he didn’t have to lie. He lied in preposterous ways easily disproven by common sense. (The “Devil’s Triangle”? “Renate Alumnius”?) He lied like a toddler, like a guilty adolescent, and like a privileged scion of the white ruling class, which is a continuum with which we all are far too familiar. He lied and he dared the Democratic members of the committee, and the country, to call him on his lies. And now, he is a couple of easy steps away from having lied his way into a lifetime seat on the United States Supreme Court. This guy is going to be deciding constitutional issues for the next four decades, and the truth is not in him.
High Crimes and Misdemeanours of Kavanaugh and the Senate-Trump Faction. Step-by-step Overthrow of the Rule of Law – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
What if in both candidate for office and his Senate and White-House-counsel managers fix an obstruction of truth and justice and refusal to answer questions throughout, and level non-stop attacks and slanderous accusations of anyone stepping in the way? What if all the while intimidation of all resistance up to threats of death against the testifying victim rise in the background and the US President himself reverses his endorsement of the credibility of the witness against Kavanaugh and uses his bully pulpit to mock her in a televised public speech at a political rally? What if the FBI itself is used as a covertly operating instrument whose report is manipulated and made secret to the public and the press?
What if in all evident respects the process and appointment to the highest judicial office of the land operates like a criminal conspiracy with a vice-grip on all three branches of government – in the words of Madison, the very definition of ‘tyranny’ – with now the Supreme Court itself fixed to ignore and override basic issues of justice and morality for the next generation in a situation of cumulatively unprecedented social and environmental crisis?
We have already seen the unraveling of even the need to appear objective, disinterested, above the political mob mentality and thuggery of this ruling faction in one long train of abuses, false statements and lying with impunity under oath. The reckless and grasping nature of the Kavanaugh appointment, in short, shows an unbound faction of power treating its position of tyrannical rule as its personal property and right.
Step-by-step overthrow of the rule of law
What has happened in Washington DC with the Kavanaugh hearings is of grave concern to anyone who believes in the democratic rule of law over a moneyed faction fixing all legal process. What this hearing and FBI investigation now controlled by the White House Counsel and ranking Senate Republicans shows is a series of non-stop false statements and actions that attack the very heart of our system of laws and poison the soul of the nation.
As Debt Rises, the Government Will Soon Spend More on Interest Than on the Military – The New York Times
The run-up in borrowing costs is a one-two punch brought on by the need to finance a fast-growing budget deficit, worsened by tax cuts and steadily rising interest rates that will make the debt more expensive.
With less money coming in and more going toward interest, political leaders will find it harder to address pressing needs like fixing crumbling roads and bridges or to make emergency moves like pulling the economy out of future recessions.
Within a decade, more than $900 billion in interest payments will be due annually, easily outpacing spending on myriad other programs. Already the fastest-growing major government expense, the cost of interest is on track to hit $390 billion next year, nearly 50 percent more than in 2017, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Trump Admin Follows Corporate Media Playbook for War With Iran | FAIR
When everyone decides that war is the only other possibility, it starts to look like an inevitability. But even when they aren’t overtly stoking war fever against Iran, corporate media prime the militaristic pump in more subtle yet equally disturbing ways.
Benjamin Netanyahu speaks for the Iranian people on CNN (9/29/18).
First among these is the near-complete erasure of Iranian voices from US airwaves (FAIR.org, 7/24/15). Rather than ask Iranians directly, national outlets like CNN (9/29/18) prefer to invite the prime minister of Israel, serial Iran alarmist and regional pariah Benjamin Netanyahu, to speak for them. During a jovial discussion this weekend over whether regime change and/or economic collapse is Iran’s most likely fate, Netanyahu explained to the audience that, either way, “The ones who will be happiest if that happens are the people of Iran.” No people of Iran were on hand to confirm or deny this assessment.
Bloomberg (9/30/18) similarly wanted to know, “What’s not to like about Trump’s Iran oil sanctions?” Julian Lee gleefully reported that “they are crippling exports from the Islamic Republic, at minimal cost to the US.” One might think the toll sanctions take on innocent Iranians would be something not to like, but Bloomberg merely worried that, notwithstanding the windfall for US refineries, “oil at $100 a barrel would be bad news for drivers everywhere—including those in the US.”
One of Ford’s “corroborating witnesses” tells the Senate, a thing or two
The nation and the Senate would know this — if the FBI had been allowed to do its Job, and had not been forbidden from talking to corroborating witnesses like Keith Koegler. He is only one witness, among dozens, that the FBI was NOT allowed to talk to.
Half an Investigation is worse than none. It amounts to a cover-up, that the Client wanted.
Something is very wrong when the White House legal staff is allowed to dictate very restrictive boundaries of the FBI Investigation, while at the same time the White House figurehead is allowed to tweet away — that the exact opposite is happening — that the FBI has “free rein” to investigate whatever they want.
That is what, in more equitable times, would have been bluntly called a “Cover-up”. That is what would have been called “The Fix is in.”
The Price To Pay For A Rush Job: New Corroborating Witness Comes Forward
Keith Koegler, a Palo Alto University professor, provided a signed declaration that Christine Blasey Ford told him about the alleged assault in 2016, around the time former Stanford University student Brock Turner was sentenced for raping an unconscious woman, which made the timing memorable for Koegler. He wrote:
“Christine expressed anger at Mr. Turner’s lenient sentence, stating that she particularly was bothered by it because she was assaulted in high school by a man who was now a federal judge in Washington, D.C.”
Gratitude, simply put, is giving positive reinforcement to the universe. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
From Your Very Existence Alone | Heavenletters
From great difficulty, great blossoming may arise. Good has come from the impossible. Grow. Keep growing.
Consider your forebearers. Many lives have been lived that no one would choose, and from many of these lives, you may well have arisen. You yourself may well have been one of your ancestor’s reasons for triumph, and one of your forebearers may well have cried out that from your very existence alone, all the inhumanity he went through, your very existence made it all worthwhile.
via From Your Very Existence Alone | Heavenletters
AGR – Keep going deeper. What is underneath the surface layer of emotions, or of seeming reality? Keep digging and asking questions. Don’t settle for sound bites, simple answers, or just one emotion.
Dear Ones, your increased sensitivities are indicative of the fact that you are embodying more love. The more love you hold, the more difficult it is to be exposed to the absence of love, and the more compassionate you become. As you get used to the greater expression of love that you are, you will learn to lead with it, and allow it to be the blanket of comfort it is both for you and for others. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
Josh Marshall has a frightening observation;
The old saw about “Treason never prospers, for if it prospers none dare call it treason” is still true.
As long as Trumpism works, Republicans will keep doing it. They must be made to pay a price so high, no one will ever go there again. Kevin Drum is right — the GOP must be destroyed. November is only the beginning of the Long March ahead of us if we are to survive as a democratic republic.
via Daily Kos Josh Marshall has a frightening observation
Kavanaugh classmates ignored by the FBI speak out, reveal new text message.
The story detailing Ramirez’s accusation was published in the New Yorker on September 23. Charlton told NBC News that, in a phone conversation three days earlier, the former classmate told her Kavanaugh had called him and advised him not to say anything “bad to the press.”
Then on September 21, according to the texts, that same person sent Charlton a text accusing her of disclosing their conversation to a reporter. “Hellllllooooo. Don’t F****** TELL PEOPLE BRETT GOT IN TOUCH WITH ME!!! I TOLD YOU AT THE TIME THAT WAS IN CONFIDENCE!!!”
“From the content and all capital letters of the text (the alleged witness) seemed to feel that there was a great deal at stake for Brett if Brett’s fears of exposure ever became public,” Charlton wrote in a statement to the FBI shared with Grassley’s office on Oct. 4.
AGR; We have a smoking gun, but where did the bullets go?
“Get Your Flu Shot or You’re Gonna Die!” – As the Hysteria Campaign Gears Up, Here Are Some Amazing NATURAL Flu Remedies and Preventatives
You probably have some of the ingredients for these treatments on hand already. And if you don’t, they’re all excellent additions to your prepper’s medical kit.
Elderberry Syrup – start using this right now. You may feel a little pep the next day because that’s how powerful of an immune booster this beautiful berry is. It really is Nature’s Flu Shot – as in, put this in a shot glass and enjoy!
Hydrogen Peroxide in the ear – This is a nurse’s trick. I don’t know why it works but it does. With an ear syringe, take up half-hydrogen peroxide (no stronger than 3%) and half pure water. Gently place in the ear and leave it till the foaming stops. I have prevented many acute illnesses this way. Never use peroxide undiluted.
Fire Cider – You just gotta’ try it to believe it.
Colloidal Silver – Don’t depend on colloidal silver to prevent stomach flu. But it is said to boost the immune system and I believe it shortens the duration of colds and flu. You can take for maintenance before the flu strikes. Sovereign Silver is great for maintenance, prevention, and acute problems.
Vitamin C – Did you know that during acute illnesses you can take as much vitamin C as needed and stop when you start getting loose stools? Yes, some people have taken up to 25,000mg before they get to that point. And it shortens colds and flu. Vitamin C deficiency is still a problem today. We get just barely enough from our diet to prevent scurvy, but bleeding gums are now thought to be an early symptom of scurvy.
Zinc – Zinc is another flu-fighter that we seem to be deficient in. Combined with the other remedies it is a powerful anti-viral force. Ionic zinc is a great choice – have a little food in your stomach first.
How to Rewire Your Consciousness and Make Contact with the Field
It all happens in your mind, as quantum physics proves. What you do inside of your mind creates the outcomes you see in the world. Whatever it is you are ‘being’ in your mind, is what you will be in our shared reality.
The key to getting this and to putting it to use in your life lies first and foremost in your beliefs about the nature of reality. That is, do you see reality as being a fixed stage where you are merely playing along with what is presented before you? Or do you see reality as an ongoing creation of the imagination of human beings, where our beliefs and thoughts shape the contents and form of the stage?
If you want to shift your consciousness and make contact with the field, you apply your attention, energy, thought and imagination to doing so. The tools of the mind are the workbench for creating anything, and without an understanding of how to properly use it, it is easy to squander or never fully take advantage of ability to create. To live in chronic mediocrity.
via Natural Blaze How to Rewire Your Consciousness and Make Contact with the Field
John McAfee Says There’s a Darker Side to Presidential Alert Texts
(ANTIMEDIA) — Following the presidential alert sent to millions of Americans’ phones on Wednesday, cybersecurity expert and former presidential candidate John McAfee tweeted a dire warning:
The “Presidential alerts”: they are capable of accessing the E911 chip in your phones – giving them full access to your location, microphone, camera and every function of your phone. This not a rant, this is from me, still one of the leading cybersecurity experts. Wake up people!
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) October 3, 2018
Unsurprisingly, the media has hardly investigated McAfee’s assertion, but it appears to be at least somewhat accurate. According to a 1998 Wired article, the E911 system is part of an FCC policy implemented that year:
Kavanaugh Has Exposed the Savage Amorality of America’s Ruling Class – VICE
For decades, Brett Kavanaugh has traveled through the ranks of the conservative movement as smoothly as food slides down the gullet of a force-fed foie gras duck. An elite private high school, Yale, Yale Law School, a series of clerkships for conservative judges, a spot on Ken Starr’s team during his investigation of Bill Clinton, a gig as a lawyer in George W. Bush’s White House, and, thanks to Bush, a federal judgeship. When Donald Trump—or really, the right-wing Federalist Society—nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court this summer, a fleet of shiny legal establishment types gushed over the pick, declaring him a fine legal mind and an upstanding citizen. One of Kavanaugh’s old professors, a self-described Hillary Clinton supporter named Akhil Reed Amar, called him a “superb nominee” in a New York Times op-ed.
Those people all look pretty bad right now. The accusation from Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were both teenagers in the early 80s may not derail his ascension to the highest court in the country, pending a Senate hearing that may or may not include her testimony. But in the days since news of that accusation broke, reporting on the milieu from which Kavanaugh emerged has painted an ugly portrait of elite American society as both bacchanalian and banal, a nepotacracy where connections matter far more than any semblance or strain of morality.
Republicans Defend and Cover Up Trump’s Tax Fraud
Asked about the New York Times report, senator and barometer of party opinion Marco Rubio told CNN’s Marita Vlachou, “I think it’s a testament to how crazy and complicated the tax code is in general.” The tax code is complex, but the Times was not revealing that Trump or his family were confused about the law. They deliberately crafted a series of ruses, including shell companies that would pad expenses and funnel the profits from father Fred to son Donald.
Yes, the tax code is complicated, but Trump was deliberately violating some relatively simple instructions. His crooked tax schemes are not a testament to the complexity of the tax code any more than Hannibal Lecter is a testament to the complexity of exactly which kinds of meat can be consumed under the kosher laws
You Are Worthy | Heavenletters
Beloved, now I share more with you about the freedom I desire you to manifest in your life. Of course, you’re aware that freedom may seem to be whisked away from under you. Whisked? More’s the pity as you seem to give your freedom boldly away. You seem to give away your life voluntarily without realizing it. You concede your rights in favor of another’s as if you have to be the good guy, which is the same as being over-eager to please others more than yourself. You are indeed eager to deed over your basic rights to others; therefore, to make yourself the good guy.
You do know what I’m talking about – as if another must be so much more worthy than you to the degree that you, yourself, may feel obliged to take the back seat. You are eager to put the other party’s privilege before your own, and so to dub yourself the fairest of all. You may come to to regret this, for you don’t always have the strength to follow through as the ultimate good guy.
Represent yourself. It isn’t selfish to know thyself. I say firmly once and for all that you are worthy. You are worthy. You are coming to grips with your worthiness now. Well done. You are moving forward. Be done with weighing matters that do not belong to you. Save yourself from drowning first.
Now you’re getting down to the truth at hand. No longer erase yourself in the slightest. Unless you have known your worthiness, you have been misinformed. You are worthy. There is no excess generosity you have to prove. There never was. Beloved, you are entitled to consider yourself as well as others. You don’t have to be good to excess. You are good enough.
Susan Collins’ Senate speech was a cruel attack on Christine Blasey Ford.
Over the past few weeks, survivors of sexual violence have watched conservatives mock them, call them paid actors, and tell them that a false accusation of sexual assault is nearly as damaging as an actual sexual assault. They have been forced to relive their own interior monologues of shame, self-blame, and self-doubt while confronting the fact that no matter how respectable a victim they are, no matter how “sincere, painful, and compelling” their testimonies, no matter how much they risk to tell their truths, they will rarely be able to bring their assailants to justice—even when justice means something as pitifully inadequate as keeping a man on the second-highest court in the land instead of the first.
Susan Collins could have just praised Kavanaugh’s judicial record, affirmed her “yes” vote, and left it at that. Instead, she made Ford out to be an unreliable narrator, a stand-in for all women who’ve been told their allegations against God-fearing, Ivy League–educated carpool dads are too far-fetched to be believed
AGR; She is an example of how the rape culture in America plays out in the Republican Party..
Trump the Schlump: Iran Nuclear Deal Is Bad; North Korean Nuclear Deal Is Good
After illegally abrogating the signature of the United States on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Iran, Donald Trump is not only prepared to offer a nuclear deal to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, but had his Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, sweeten the prospect with a promise of billions of dollars of investments in North Korea’s infrastructure. Meanwhile, Trump is prepared to institute secondary sanctions against any country, including the remaining JCPOA signatories, that continue to do business with Iran.
The only country that stands to benefit from this disjointed and hypocritical U.S. nuclear proliferation policy is Israel. It was the far-right government of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, aided and abetted by Israel’s wealthy American Jewish billionaire troika of political influence peddlers – Sheldon Adelson, Paul Singer, and Bernard Marcus – who, in the end, convinced Trump to trash the JCPOA. Trump’s two new additions to his national security and foreign policy team, Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton, have long advocated blowing up the JCPOA, charging that Iran has been violating the deal. Nothing is further from the truth, as demonstrated by conclusive reports on Iran’s nuclear program from the International Atomic Energy Agency, Israel’s own Mossad intelligence service, and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Israel has been itching for a military showdown with Iran, something which has commenced in Syria, where Iranian paramilitary units and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies have been hit with Israeli missile strikes. Standing not so quietly behind the Israelis in trying to provoke Iran are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. In fact, Bahrain, which plays host to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet and has overseen a bloody repression of its Shi’a majority, outwardly backed Israel in its showdown with Iran in the Golan region of Syria.
via Strategic Culture Trump the Schlump: Iran Nuclear Deal Is Bad; North Korean Nuclear Deal Is Good
Best Government Money Can Buy, How Sheldon Adelson bought both Trump, White House and Congress for a paltry $150 million
Via Best Government Money Can Buy
“Adelson is also widely believed to have had a hand in personnel changes in the White House. He has used his money and influence to advance the careers of United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while also arranging the removal of H.R. McMaster and Rex Tillerson for “being anti-Israeli” and not sufficiently willing to go to war with Iran. Defense Secretary James Mattis, the only actual adult remaining in the room when foreign policy is discussed, is believed to be the next target for removal.
How does Adelson do it? Money talks. He is worth an estimated $35 billion. His fortune came from casinos both in the US and in China, which some might consider to be promotion of vice. To buy and maintain the Republican support for right wing Zionist policies he has donated what is for him pocket change, $55 million so far this year in support of GOP candidates in the Midterm elections. In 2016, he gave large sums to the Trump campaign and to other Republicans, donating $35 million to the former and $55 million to two top Republican PACs — the Congressional Leadership Fund and the Senate Leadership Fund.
In America’s corrupt political culture, a monster like Sheldon Adelson can buy both a White House and Congress on behalf of a foreign government for a paltry $150 million or so. It is a reasonable investment for him given his views, as through him Israel is able to control a large slice of American foreign policy while also receiving billions of dollars each year from the US Treasury. And for those who think it would be different if the Democrats were in charge, think again. The Democrats have their own Adelson. His name is Haim Saban, an Israeli-American media magnate who has said he is a “one issue guy and my issue is Israel.” He is also the largest individual contributor to the Democratic Party.
via Strategic Culture Best Government Money Can Buy
Dear Ones, faith and trust are the antidotes to fear and doubt. The more you nurture your faith and trust, the more peace, comfort, and acceptance you can anchor into your experience, and from there hold the space and be of service.
As you go along your enlightenment journey you will have times when you step out of your faith and trust but you will always find your way back home to that centre, time and again. You will discover those times become fewer and fewer until you no longer have to leave that base in order to come back and rediscover it. You will have integrated the energies to the point where they are your solid base, your foundation, and the place you operate from. Faith and trust will become a natural part of your beingness.
So be easy with yourselves and understand that like everything else, the anchoring of faith and trust is an energetic process. The more you leave it and come back, the more it will become your preference. This is all part of your evolution and mastery, and part of your embodiment process as you come Home to yourself. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
Narcissistic rage can also manifest itself as intense anger, outbursts, and extreme aggressiveness. As Donald Trump begins to feel more and more like his downfall is imminent, we should expect his behavior to become progressively chaotic, and a total meltdown is likely. When this happens, in a desperate attempt to regain control, he will likely call on his remaining loyal supporters to wreak havoc on the nation in his name. Let’s just hope by the time that happens the number of loyalists will have dwindled to numbers so small that the damage would essentially be negligible. If Trump continues to attack and humiliate his fellow Republicans, and if more of his trusted allies decide to turn against him, we may see just that.
via Dozens Of Mental Health Professionals Say President Trump Has A Dangerous Mental Illness; Psychological Analysis; Trump Is Mentally Ill, Sociopathy, Psychopathy, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Is Martial Law And Mass Arrests, Military Tribunal Next Step? | A Green Road Journal
Second Thoughts | Heavenletters
Beloved, We, you and I, are Oneness replete. Invariably, I know where I stand with everything, whereas you tend to equivocate and dance around. You may find yourself sorry later. True?
I get My point across. I am firm. I know what I mean and I know how to say it, and I say it. Of course, I don’t stand on ceremony and deal with all the details you do. I get the show on the road. I know what I mean. I say what I mean straight out.
You are well aware that in terms of life, this spectacle that is weighing heavily on you right now isn’t worth your aggravation, yet there seems to be no end to it, and you keep on being aggravated. Your heart stays in a frenzy. This is no way for you or anyone to live. You may surround yourself with misgivings on top of misgivings.
AGR; Keep the focus on the Oneness and love, plus gratitude. Don’t be dragged into the illusion of fear, hatred or despair. Hold the high ground. Don’t go down into the pit with those who are completely lost and trapped in the prison of their own delusions.
Mass Arrests as Thousands Descend on Senate Office Building Demanding Lawmakers Reject Kavanaugh
As the Senate moved one step closer to voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, thousands of men and women took over the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday afternoon, voicing solidarity with sexual assault survivors and demanding that lawmakers reject President Donald Trump’s nominee.
After rallying at Supreme Court earlier in the day, protesters who’d traveled from all over the country filled the building with chants of, “Whose Senate? Our Senate!” and “Believe Survivors!” as more than one hundred were arrested after staging mass civil disobedience.
Watch as history repeats itself, assuming they still hold power after November. It is possible Trump may not allow the elections, and declare martial law.
Innocent or Not, Kavanaugh’s Partisan Rage Was Disqualifying
Liberals do not want Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court because they believe that his jurisprudence poses a threat to consumers, workers, women’s bodily autonomy, voting rights, the independence of federal law enforcement, the government’s capacity to regulate private industry, and various other constituencies and issues that they care about.
Liberals also believe that, as a general rule, Supreme Court justices should not be unrepentant sex offenders, perjurers, or vengeful partisans.
By contrast, the people who have the power to make or break Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination like his approach to Constitutional law. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Jeff Flake are perfectly fine with Kavanaugh’s jurisprudence. But they have evinced some concerns about his character. For this reason, in recent days, Democrats have focused their case against Kavanaugh on two related “character” issues:
AGR; Imagine you are coming before this judge and you fit one of these groups that he raged against. Wouldn’t you sue him or force him to step aside if your case is being heard by the Supreme Court, because he has shown extreme prejudice against you specifically?
Florida Man Who Threatened to Kill Senators for Voting Against Brett Kavanaugh Arrested
Florida man was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot members of Congress if they voted against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The man, identified as 53-year-old James Patrick, also threatened to shoot any law enforcement officer who showed up at his home, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said. Patrick made the threats on his Facebook page.
AGR; hate and fear have their own reward and this is one of them…
Russian deputy AG linked to lawyer in Trump Tower meeting plummets to death in helicopter crash
A Russian deputy attorney general who is thought to have directed attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya in her efforts abroad on behalf of Russia’s government died Wednesday night in a helicopter crash.
The Daily Beast reports that Albertovich Karapetyan died Wedesday night in an unauthorized helicopter flight that ended in a crash near the village of Vonyshevo, northeast of Moscow.
Karapetyan was reportedly behind Veselnitskaya’s global efforts to lobby lawmakers to overturn anti-corruption acts such as the U.S. Magnitsky Act, a law similar to others around the world passed in honor of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who died during the course of exposing a $230 million fraud scheme in Russia.
American Bar Association reopens Kavanaugh evaluation | PBS NewsHour
WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest legal organization is reopening its evaluation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh based on his performance during a Senate hearing last week.
The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary said Friday it’s revisiting its evaluation based on “new information of a material nature regarding temperament.” It said it was unlikely the process will conclude before the Senate votes on Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Elizabeth Warren: FBI report didn’t exonerate Kavanaugh, and he lied
Warren also made this statement:
“Senators have been muzzled. So I will now say three things that committee staff has explained are permissible to say without violating committee rules. … One: This was not a full and fair investigation. It was sharply limited in scope and did not explore the relevant confirming facts. Two: The available documents do not exonerate Mr. Kavanaugh.
“And three: the available documents contradict statements Mr. Kavanaugh made under oath. I would like to back up these points with explicit statements from the FBI documents — explicit statements that should be available for the American people to see. But the Republicans have locked the documents behind closed doors.”
AGR; Lying, covering up, duplicity, cunning depravity, greed, darkness, plus calculated deception seems to be the norm these days.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can never fool all of the people all of the time. Karma has a way of coming around, and the truth will eventually be known.
They don’t have the votes. And they know it.
McConnell has schedule the cloture vote for today because if he hadn’t, there’d be another weekend story from Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, more classmates interviewed, more op-eds from classmates who saw Kavanaugh black out, more time for FBI agents prevented from interviewing material witnesses to come forward.
They were rushing to a vote two weeks ago, and they’re rushing to a vote now. They know time isn’t on their side and neither is sunlight. They’re rushing to a vote because they know their chances only get worse with every passing hour. Even if they do get cloture today, they’re deathly afraid of a McCain style defection on the final vote tomorrow.
This panic is why Orrin Hatch is darting into elevators to hide behind security and yell at women to “grow up”. This is why all the old men in the Republcan party are yelling GET OFF MY LAWN and calling protesters asking they take sexual assault allegations seriously “a mob”. Most of us look at Hatch and his compatriots and what we see is a bunch of out of touch politicians with “medieval attitudes towards women”. That’s not me, that’s Hatch’s hometown newspaper the Salt Lake Tribune:
The despicable attack launched by Sen. Orrin Hatch and the Senate Judiciary Committee — more precisely, the Republicans on that committee — on one of the women who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is a textbook example of why more victims do not come forward.
Three Kavanaugh drinking buddies publish an op-ed saying he lied under oath, should not be confirmed
Charles Ludington, Lynne Brookes and Elizabeth Swisher, Kavanaugh’s classmates at Yale University, have taken the unusual step of publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post to urge the United States Senate to reject the Brett Kavanaugh nomination because he lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath, on national television.
All three say they’ve faced frightening consequences for coming forward, one had his/her computer server hacked at work. All three have faced threats. Nevertheless, they feel compelled to come forward with the the truth because the integrity of the Supreme Court itself is at stake.
We were college classmates and drinking buddies with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. In the past week, all three of us decided separately to respond to questions from the media regarding Brett’s honesty, or lack thereof. In each of our cases, it was his public statements during a Fox News TV interview and his sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that prompted us to speak out.
We each asserted that Brett lied to the Senate by stating, under oath, that he never drank to the point of forgetting what he was doing. We said, unequivocally, that each of us, on numerous occasions, had seen Brett stumbling drunk to the point that it would be impossible for him to state with any degree of certainty that he remembered everything that he did when drunk.