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show that he's a "status quo special interest" business person.
Norquist was just whining about how "Hillary knows that the special interest real estate owner/developers have tax dodging loopholes, where they get to report negative income and dodge taxes on huge profits they made elsewhere. So her saying tRump pays no taxes was a cheap shot." Is tRump campaigning to pay more of his fair share and eliminate this skeezy loophole? No. He openly wants to push more tax cuts to benefit him, as an official campaign policy position.
He wants to brag he's worth $10 billion dollars, and be able to openly, legally declare he never makes any money. And be proud that he gets away with it, and brag that he wants to keep getting away with it. At the same f ing time. HE'S the special interests that the repugs are constantly screaming about. HE is everthing that's wrong with the system, and he's camoflaging that fact by going right on stage using the system, to run to lead the system, and he's running by using the "tRumpf's furious about the fact that everything is wrong with the system" lie, as a campaign tool and principle. This is eye crossing propagandic duplicity performed in a way that only the gop could ever hope to get away with. It's like corrupt gop jailables Christie, Giuliani, and tRump saying "lock her up", to rally their fans.
The same goes for his bragging about campaign contributions he always makes that result in our elected officials, paid by our tax dollars, not his, doing whatever he wants and kissing his ass. He doesn't pay taxes, so he has plenty of money available to pay off our tax dollar paid public servants, to act in his interest instead of ours. "I got rich, through bribery of our corrupt political system, I'm here to brag about how I'm rich, and to say I'm very interested in destroying the system that made me rich." (Cut to camera two, where tRump pinhead followers nod heads in agreement. Listen to them cheer.) He's not offering to alter the status quo on buying elected officials, he's running to be an elected official, is taking kickback contributions as campaign contributions now, won't divest from his business empire so Putin will wind up openly bribing him with real estate development deals in Russia. Would he take a bribe through his Foundation? He's been playing fast and loose with every angle of the Charitable Foundation tax code for years. So he's currently getting bribed and paid off through the tRump Campaign, the tRump Organization, and the tRump Foundation, basically every one of the 3 prongs of his public existence.
There was an interesting moment in the debate, where he talked about how there was tremendous waste in the military, because of "incompetent management by Dems". You could just see him rooting around in his memory for $2,200 toilet seats and $500 dollar hammers, but then he didn't say it because he knew he'd get the numbers wrong, and those things happened during Raygun, and it would open up the Halliburton can of worms, which would displease trump supporter dick Cheney. Still, the party line from tRump is "there's tremendous waste, so I'm going to massively increase military spending." To pay for his invasion of Mexico, or 30 million person deportation force, maybe.
Posted by Mc Mike | Wed Sep 28, 2016, 10:43 AM (0 replies)
I'm sorry for Prof. Weisfeiler and his family. They deserve closure.
We need the UN to have paid Truth and Reconciliation experts, from Bishop Tutu's group, the Irish conflict, maybe Oscar Arias' people. If they had teeth (financial sanctions) and intel from Amnesty, IPS, etc., they could help grieving loved ones of victims world wide. If the official institutional barriers to talking about Prof. W.'s death are just "authorities not wanting to admit governmental culpability", that's ridiculous. Everybody looking at this story KNOWS the gov is culpable. Possibly financial ties currently existing with post-Pinochet Chilean authorities are at work. It was ITT and Kennecott Copper that were financially interested in putting Pinochet into power.
I've seen Mr. Constantine's work a lot when looking up anti-nazi issues, on-line. I see he put out a book on Mae Brussell, I used to listen to her broadcasts in the Bay area in '86-'88. Long time ago, but I thought it was KCUP, not KAZU, I'd never be able to remember the numbers on the radio dial.
" "The Essential Mae Brussell: Investigations of Fascism in America"
Edited by Alex Constantine, Foreword by Paul Krassner
Feral House (2014), 359 pp.
"The main Brussell thesis, if I dare risk commit the sin of summary on her complex work, was that an ex-Nazi scientist-Old Boys OSS clique in the CIA using Mafia hit men changed the course of American history by bumping off one and all, high and low, who became an irritant to them." -- Warren Hinkle (sic)
"Mae's work may be more relevant now than in her heyday. Like those of many other freedom fighters throughout history, the ghost of Mae Brussell will never rest till justice is served."—Tim Cahill "
(Typo mis-spelled Hinckle's name)
Hinckle blew the whistle on Al Sharpton being involved in the destabilization of the Manley Regime in Jamaica. Which is why I never trusted or liked Sharpton. Interestingly, when Al was exposed as a government informant, he had been involved with organized crime, dRump backer Don King, Farrakhan's NOI, all those bad groups, and a bunch of good, politically active Civil Rights Social Justice groups. His excuse then was that he "Never spied on activists", he claimed that he only talked to the gov about organized crime interactions. In other words, he openly said in the mass media that he was a stool pigeon against organized crime. Odd, because you usually have to go into the witness protection program after that, instead of broadcast tv. And it's odd that he felt the need to publicize the "fact" that he never informed on the usual progressive COINTELPRO targets, because informers against progressive causes never have had the problems that informers against the mob have.
One small quibble I have with Hinckle's Brussell statement is about the Nazi-Dulles (Document Disposal Unit of our CIA in Germany) Intel-Mob clique is that the people who were brought in weren't just Rocket Scientists (Von Braun and "Doc Strangelove" Ed Teller), or "Useful" intel people like Gehlen and Skorzeny. There were also insane, usless-except-as-torturer/killers like Otto Von Bolschwing, Klaus "The Butcher of Lyon" Barbie, John "Ivan the Terrible" Demjanjuk (Pat Buchanan's hero), Joe "Angel of Death" Mengele.
I used to talk about this stuff with Defend and Protect, and Octa. I've seen a bunch of other anti-nazi post-ers with good intel on this site, too. It sometimes seems excessively in depth and academic to talk about these orgs' bad moves from the '40s. But it never hurts to see exactly where the enemy is coming from, philosophically, or exactly what ideology they're committed to. I note the dozens of ties to nazis that li'l donnie drumpfenfuhrer, senior, has been exhibiting during his campaign. Precisely what got me timed out over at the froggie post-er site.
It's a pleasure talking to you, and reading your info, Judi Lynn. I know I've recced a lot of your stuff for years here, but never exchanged any info or ideas with you before.
There's an excellent Alex Cox movie called Walker. Very stylized, but essentially true. Pegs Corny Vandebilt (Hi, Anderson!) as the prime backer for William Walker's attempt to own Nicaragua, way back in the day, before the US Civil War. Walker's mercenary groups included some reinforcements run by Prussian officer corp led and trained groups running around Latin America back then. (I guess the descendants of the Hessians.) It stars Ed Harris, Marlee Matlin, Sy Richardson, a great cast of performers who gave excellent performances. Joe Strummer from the Clash had a small role, and also circumvented the music industry lawyers keeping him from writing and performing by doing the soundtrack as "Dan Wul" and the musical group Pray For Rain.
Posted by Mc Mike | Mon Sep 26, 2016, 03:56 PM (0 replies)
I've been peeing and moaning about the nazis, here, for years. And I never knew anything about any of these guys.
I heard about gamergate and Sarkeesian, heard about mra's for decades, and thought the badguys were assholes, and ignored them. (I don't play those new videogames, don't have online facebook twitter youtube pages, so the bad guys are operating in a place I only touch through acting on an Ultraviolet e-mail action request.) I heard about the Leslie Jones attack, knew about Breitbart, thought the bad guys were assholes, and ignored them. (I did go see the new Ghostbusters, though.)
I saw the increased visibility of Jones' Infowars, just knew he was a bircher nazi repug when some progressive types were thinking he was a lefty, occasionally heard about some awful crazy nazi thing he was pulling, thought him and his people were assholes, and ignored them. I saw the echoes attacks against Julia Ioffe and then others, with all the death threats and high tech sophisticated exhibits of bad guys saying "we can reach you anywhere". I started to pay attention, & noted dozens of on-line nazi ties to t Rump, (Little Bird analysis, for example).
So where we're at, now, is that there's this orange nazi the repugs are running. He brings Alex Jones, Roger Stone, Eternal Sentry, and some street thugs together. He hires Bannon, yannopolous and Mchugh from breitbart. He aids and uses the aid of the echoes crowd, with fishbonehead, the RNC-page-posting crowd during Lingle's RNC speech, western_triumph, & whitegenocidetm crawling all over his massive 24/7 online campaign presence. I noticed the Daily Shoah's pro dRump anti Clinton 9/26 livestream debate coverage broadcast on youtube, for example.
These mutants, in the o.p., are those mutants, in my last 3 paragraphs. They're all tied up in the single squirming bundle of maggots that is the drump campaign. The alt right has lately been screaming their hysterical whiny complaints (I call them "RaHoWahhhs!") about Sec. Clinton bringing up their existence, they're attacking her for "lying and calling poor republicans nazis". They're pretending to mock her "invention" of a boogeyman that "doesn't even exist". Simultaneously they're blanketing on-line venues with their froggies and baskets of froggies and howling joyful brags about how she made them famous and let a lot more people know they exist. Apparently, they're schizos.
They're not the street muscle nazis I complained about here for all these years, but they're the "hip" publicists and recruiters for them. They're like the 19 year old baby creepster Roger Stone was, during Nixon's Watergate felony initiatives. Stone was totally rubbing elbows with the hitmen and nazi intel people that Nixon was using for all those felonies, and Rog was pulling his own felonies as a young repuglinazi. (Fun fact: Der drump has the same large amount of mob ties that Nixon did, and will be the first candidate since Nixon to not release his tax returns.)
I'll allow it's possible that you're in a group here that monitors, discusses, and counters the online nexus of old line active and intellectual nazis (like Richard Spencer, political cesspool, v dare, worldnutdaily), and yez believe that these baby creepsters are small potatoes. But they're making threatening and effective large sized moves, and I haven't seen your discussion group, DU's a very large site. This K. Logan stuff is informative and important to me, and I could never have watched the hundreds of hours of garbage these youtube nazis put out, in order to excerpt all those key "we hate Women, Gays, Moslems, Jews, Blacks, Mexicans, but we love tRump" quotes. I have a delicate stomach.
So that's why I kick this info back up, and anyone can trash thread or ignore it, pass right on by. Just please don't mistakenly confuse any nihilists for fascists, and deck them, Sen.
Posted by Mc Mike | Sun Sep 25, 2016, 09:47 AM (0 replies)
Posted by Mc Mike | Sat Sep 24, 2016, 06:20 PM (0 replies)
is on pp 94 - 8 of Deadly Secrets (hardbound), by Warren Hinckle. There was also a plane used in that op called the Barbara, but that's not in that book. May be in some Octa o.p. Poppy also named a WWII plane he flew the Barbara. (I don't know if that's the one he bailed out of and left his radio man and tail gunner inside of, when he "earned" his medals for valor.)
The info on young W.'s visit with Poppy to Medellin came from Russ Baker's Family of Secrets, p. 135 (paperback). They were there to visit the local office of Zapata Offshore, and Medellin is 150 kilometers inland. That's the only branch office way way landlocked like that. The bush family have a large amount of investments in Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals, and it takes both dry tonnage and thousands of gallons of pharmaceutical compounds and chemicals to refine cocaine in mass quantities, even without turning it into crack.
Somewhere else, (I don't remember where, sorry), I'd read that the Medellin cartel had actually been founded by Nazis, before WWII. Page 23 of Baker's book discusses the promising young oil scion, Yale Skull & Boneser, and Connecticut nazi (like bush, and Coulter) named William F. Buckley, who was introduced to E. Howard Hunt in 1950, went on to work under him in the CIA's Mexico City station, and lied about his agency employment until 2005. Another source I forget talked about the fact that a big 3rd Reicher, Albert Speer (I think), had discovered the maganese and bauxite in Guyana, pre-WWII -- and planned to set up a colony to mine it, (but never got to before they lost the war,) -- at the site where Jonestown residents later mined those minerals. And post-Viet war refugee Hmong (montagnards) set up a colony there, after "White Nights" and Leo Ryan's assassination. Spielberg in "Raiders..." depicted nazis running around looking for old powerful artifacts before WWII, but they were actually running around looking for strategic minerals and geopolitical strong points and weak ones.
I have to admit I cribbed the barely dried scales from Nich von Hoffman's Fireside Watergate. But he sort of smouched it from Phil Roth's Our Gang, the part where Nixon was in hell running against Satan for top devil. I thought both books were very funny and informative.
I also was just talking about Victor Jara's "Venceremos" to another post-er here, a day or two ago. I guess murder will out. There was a movie recently released starring Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Michael Nyquist (Dragon Tattoo) called Colonia, and it's a true story about a young German activist couple working with Allende who got caught up in Pinochet's coup, the guy gets sent from Santiago Stadium Detention Center (where Jara was executed) to a remotely located Chilean cult founded by a German Lay preacher named Paul Schafer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonia_(film) I saw it in the theater, very harrowing and worth watching. Under Pinochet, Swaggart, Jim and Tammy Bakker, and Reverend Moon filled up that soccer stadium with paying Chilean attendees there to hear the good word. Oh, and Michael Jackson performed there, as well.
Thanks for the o.p. Judi Lynn. I appreciate the good info. And thanks for the compliment and reply. I'm glad the von Hoffman / Roth line got a laugh.
Posted by Mc Mike | Fri Sep 23, 2016, 08:11 PM (1 replies)
than Imelda Marcos after a typhoon hit.
Posted by Mc Mike | Thu Sep 22, 2016, 06:29 PM (0 replies)
a bit after noon., at the Convention Center. Snuck in, I was not tipped off by any group that he would be here. I've looked at his campaign site, and have been scanning my e-mails from all orgs to see if any news of him coming to town could be had. It wasn't a rally, it was a convention of energy producers letting him be the keynote speaker. Then he went up to the Mellon's Duquesne Club for a fundraiser.
I only heard about him being in town on the front page, here, after 1 pm. Looked online, and saw that protests had followed him to the Duquesne Club, and hustled down there. Got there at 1:45, and it was all over. But at least I know what that helicopter circling the city this a.m. was about, now.
My dad's old union, Local 66 Operating Engineers, pulled out of the shale conference in protest of them giving dummy a speaking slot, and the only union support he could boast of in media was from a retired plumber B.A. from an Ohio local union. Joe the Plumber's buddy, I guess.
So he had no high profile incursion into the city, and r-u-n-n-d-o-f-f right away. But I guess he gets bragging rights that he campaigned in the heart of blue downtown Pittsburgh. Wish I'd known he was making his appearance, but it was a blink and you miss it hit and run visit.
Of course, there will no doubt more chances to invite him to leave my city in the next month and a half. Like the bad penny, or previous repug prez candidates, I'm sure he'll be back around again.
Posted by Mc Mike | Thu Sep 22, 2016, 05:28 PM (0 replies)
had his family admitted to the country from the Afghan war zone by Raygun/Poppy, or that his family was admitted during li'l bush's admin, at the exact same time shrub and dickhead Cheney were extrodinary renditioning even regular Moslem Americans to 3rd world nations for detention and torture. Or that he got into the US under the shrub Visa Express program.
Something like that.
Posted by Mc Mike | Mon Sep 19, 2016, 11:14 AM (0 replies)
I don't have cable, so only see TRMS through on-line sources, or Youtube via Apple TV. This 10.5 min segment was initially posted, cleanly, by a pro-Maddow youtuber. Within a half hour, youtube made it so the straight version dropped off the page of listed offerings on Apple TV, and wasn't available through the search function.
And there were dozens of versions of it added from far right sources, targeting Rachel with "echoes" (she's not Jewish), saying she's suicidal over PePe, calling her unhinged and crazy on channels that featured pro-hitler, pro-bircher Alex Jones, pro-Breitbart vids, etc. This segment threw them into a tizzy and became a rallying cry to them, and they "proved" how "powerful" they were through gaming the Youtube function.
Posted by Mc Mike | Sun Sep 18, 2016, 05:44 PM (0 replies)
This week, we got dRump's Flint "outreach" screw ups, then his "putting the birther issue behind him / hotel grand opening" screw ups, then increasing coverage of his alt-right nazi connections, then his death threat against Sec. Clinton.
Cue the explosions.
Posted by Mc Mike | Sun Sep 18, 2016, 05:32 PM (0 replies)