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I agree too

In a twisted way this is what Hitler did at the very end of the war. He had backed himself into a corner and knew he had no future. Thus, he decided no German person should have a future. He even said, in so many words, Germans didn't deserve to live; they had been weak and lost. They had let him down, is how he saw it (which is insane, of course). By that point, he was sending untrained sixteen year old boys to the front lines as the Red Army penetrated Berlin.

It's worth noting, Hitler made the insane demands on the Wehrmacht that led to Germany's defeat. He micromanaged the war down to the movement of troops, and then punished the generals who "failed him." He even sentenced one to death in absentia, after that general had pleaded with Hitler to allow him to withdraw his troops.

Everybody else was to blame. And soon every German man, woman and child was to blame for the disastrous end of the war.

There's more to it, but it really did come down to him wanting to take everyone down with him out of ego.

Our crime is not appreciating that Trump is the "greatest president since Lincoln." We're tired of him, and he's going to punish us. He doesn't feel appreciated, and we're all supposed to pay for it.

Was this a White House pool feed? Or did every network have its own camera?

Because it kind of looks like there's a diffusion filter (diffuse glow?) on the lens, like they used in the old days to film stars like Greta Garbo and Bette Davis. See how his hair is all blurred along the forehead? If true, that would be embarrassing to Trump if it got out.

Not Just Sinatra: Trump f**ks over the U.S.A. Freedom Kids

Remember this ridiculous spectacle from Trump's 2016 campaign?

Many people might remember The Freedom Kids but not everyone is aware of the rest of the story. They were promised some things than never materialized and their manager sued Trump:

USA Freedom Kids v. Trump: Dancing kids group sues GOP nominee

Popick claimed the Trump campaign failed to allow the group to set up a table to sell CDs at a rally and then, after making a trek from Florida to Des Moines, Iowa, canceled the Freedom Kids' scheduled performance. He said the Trump campaign never made the situation right and that it was worth legal action.

"This is the way they played us," he said. "They can only ignore us for so long."

He threatened to sue in late July, when he recounted the story in full to CNN. Popick said he believes the case will go to trial, although his lawyer said, "These types of things should be settled."

A copy of the suit provided to CNN showed that it was filed last week, and the attorney representing the plaintiffs told CNN he expects the Trump campaign to be served with the suit in the near future, if it has not already. Upon receipt of the lawsuit, the Trump campaign will have 20 days to respond, attorney Marc Shapiro said.


The parallels are eerie.

Hitler expected everyone to go down with him, just assumed it would be so. He knew there was no future for Nazis after WW2, as did other of his inner circle.

And they were prepared to bring (and for the most part did bring) all of Germany down with them. The terror the Nazis wreaked on others became a terror it wreaked on its own citizens as the Party attempted a last ditch effort to fanaticize the German people to fight to the very last bullet as the Wehrmacht collapsed.

Speer, Himmler and perhaps a couple of others (Goehring?) were double-dealing, trying to figure out a way they might survive by making overtures to the Allies, or arrange a surrender behind Hitler's back, but nothing panned out.

Bormann and Goebbels were True Believers to the bitter and senselessly stupid end.

Some committed suicide before they were captured.
Some committed suicide after they were captured.
Speer managed to escape punishment, though he should have been hanged.

This is kind of interesting

Q: Do you shop in grocery stores, or order online? Do you wash the items off or disinfect the outside of packages once you get home?

Fauci: I do physically go to the grocery store, but I wear a mask and keep my distance. I usually go at odd times. I spend half the day alone in my office, and I’m part-time at the White House. In the late afternoon or evening, when I’m finished with the White House, I go shopping for groceries, or to drugstores. I don’t disinfect the bags. In general, I will take the materials out of the bags, then wash my hands with soap and water, and then use Purell, and let everything sit for a day.

Bloom: I shop at grocery stores, and also have them shipped. I don’t wash them, but usually let them sit for a day before I use them. The bug dies pretty quickly.

Also, not one of them will go into a restaurant.

Israeli prime minister Ehud Barack is named in Virginia

Giuffre's lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell. Could that explain why the Public Corruption Unit is involved?

On edit: So is former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.

Alex Acosta: "I Was Told Epstein 'Belonged to Intelligence' And to Leave It Alone."

There's a lot still to be discovered about Epstein.

“I Was Told Epstein ‘Belonged to Intelligence’ And to Leave It Alone.”

“Is the Epstein case going to cause a problem [for confirmation hearings]?” Acosta had been asked. Acosta had explained, breezily, apparently, that back in the day he’d had just one meeting on the Epstein case. He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,” he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired Acosta. (The Labor Department had no comment when asked about this.)

I want this mystery solved too, but over the last few weeks I've been

rereading books about the end of the Nazi regime, and after 75 years people are still debating whether Hitler was delusional at the end and sincerely believed Germany could pull off an upset victory over the Allies or whether he knew the war was lost, and at what point. (Although the evidence points towards him recognizing reality, which makes the end of the war all the more puzzling in some ways.)

Drugs may play a factor in both these examples.

One difference: Trump's inner circle won't all commit suicide, so maybe we'll get answers to how delusional Trump really was during the last months of his administration.

Rapid developments over the last 24 hours: The Vanessa Guillen Case

Vanessa Guillen was a 20-year old Army soldier at Fort Hood who went missing in April. Her allegations of sexual harassment had been ignored. After months of pleading for information from the investigators, the Guillen family went public. This resulted in protests and pleas for justice. You may have seen this case in the news, but with so many news stories erupting simultaneously, it's understandable that many people may have missed it.

Yesterday, after a false alarm last weekend, remains believed to be those of Vanessa Guillen discovered in a shallow grave:

Family believe human remains found in Texas are missing soldier

Overnight, police attempted to question a suspect, who committed suicide:

Soldier, a suspect in disappearance of Pvt. Vanessa Guillen, kills self when confronted by police

Hours ago, another suspect was taken in alive:

1 Suspect Dead, Another Arrested In Connection To Disappearance Of Vanessa Guillen, Army Says

Suspect in disappearance of Fort Hood Pvt. Vanessa Guillen killed himself; 2nd suspect in custody: investigators


Vanessa Guillen: A timeline of events and everything we know about her disappearance

Family is pushing for legislation that would provide unbiased investigations into harassment allegations in the military

April 22 - Guillen was seen in the parking lot of her barracks at the Fort Hood Army post around 1 p.m.

April 23 - Guillen was reported missing to the US Army Criminal Investigation Division

June 9 - $15,000 reward offered for information leading to Guillen’s whereabouts by Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID)

June 11 - Actress Salma Hayek joined the search for Guillen and pledged to post Guillen’s photo every day until she’s found

June 13 - Houston rapper Baby Bash pledged to add $5,000 to reward to find Guillen

June 15- CID increased reward for information that leads to Guillen’s whereabouts to $25,000

June 16 - The League of United Latin American Citizens announced that it would match the $25,000 reward, bringing the total reward to $50,000

June 18 - The army initiated sexual harassment investigation into allegations concerning Pfc. Vanessa Guillen

Read more: https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/07/01/vanessa-guillen-a-timeline-of-events-and-everything-we-know-about-her-disappearance/


Mike Bloomberg needs to get back into this fight. He knew how to go low and hit Trump where he lives.

Donald, we know many of the same people, and behind your back they laugh at you and call you a carnival-barking clown.

(not exact, but close)

He also broke the taboo and went after his physical appearance.

Oh, Mike Bloomberg, where art thou??

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