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Not a conspiracy theory any more.

Some things (think "Grassy Knoll" and "9/11" here) stay mysteries due to the lack of evidence. The political catastrophe in America is not a mystery any more. All the evidence needed is being collated by Bobby "Three Sticks" Mueller and his sidekick "Samurai" Schneiderman.

Just as this is not a mystery any more, it is also not a "conspiracy theory". It's simply a conspiracy. A conspiracy to disrupt the national integrity of the United States for concurrent financial profit - involving a variety of enemies foreign and domestic, including "Two Scoops" Quisling the Puppet POTUS.

This has been an attempt to create the largest Disaster Capitalism scenario in human history.
Thanks to the free world's intelligence communities, it's failing.
Posted by The_jackalope | Sun Jun 11, 2017, 12:13 PM (15 replies)

Total vindication? Not so fast...

Special counsel Robert Mueller has recruited the Justice Departmentís top criminal law expert to help with his investigation of ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian officials.

Deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben, who has argued more than 100 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and oversees the Justice Departmentís criminal appellate docket, will be assisting Mueller on a part-time basis, according to sources familiar with the arrangement.

The move signals that Mueller is seeking advice on the complexities that have arisen already in the investigations, including what constitutes obstruction of justice.

"Michael Dreeben is to criminal law what Robert Mueller is to investigations,Ē former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal said Thursday night. ďLiterally the very best. Yet another sign of how serious Mueller is about this matter." Now a partner at Hogan Lovells, Katyal has been a key figure in challenging President Donald Trumpís travel ban.


It looks like there are fireworks in our future!
Posted by The_jackalope | Fri Jun 9, 2017, 01:50 PM (4 replies)

How we got here, and what do we do about it?

The Russians waged information war on the US election, and had considerable success. However, I don't think they would have succeeded as much as they did unless a segment of society was susceptible to the messages they used. Here are some thoughts on why they were so vulnerable to the Russian/Trump message.

To be as fair as possible (?) to Trump's voters, they have been subjected to relentless brainwashing through AM radio and other media for a generation and a half now. The brainwashing is a form of the technique called "psychic driving" developed by Dr. Ewan Cameron for the MK Ultra program in the 1950s and 60s. It 's a very simple technique that involves relentless exposure to a single repeated message or theme. Success depends on there being no counterbalancing information available to the subject.

There is an arc that runs from the Powell Memo of 1971, through the co-opting of public discourse by business interests, the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine, media consolidation, the rise of monolithic right-wing AM radio networks, and finally to the Citizens United ruling. That set of interlocking events created the necessary information bubble, and plowed and fertilized the social soil in which the malignant seed of Trumpism germinated and flourished.

I think the social damage can be undone, but it will require a wholesale reset of laws governing business, the media and politics. If that can be accomplished - which is a tall order on its own - and a deprogramming effort instituted, then a generation and a half later some semblance of sanity may return.

Once the immediate problem of Trump has been resolved, we are still left with a society in which a large number of people appear to have deeply flawed perceptions of reality. Where do we start to fix the broken pieces of our society?
Posted by The_jackalope | Fri Jun 9, 2017, 01:22 PM (10 replies)

Glomar testimony at the Senate hearing

There's a lot of GLOMAR from the witnesses in the open Senate Intelligence Committee hearing this morning, on whether there was political interference in the Russia investigations.

"I will not address these questions in an open hearing" sounds a lot like, "You bet your sweet patoot there was, but I ain't about to crucify myself on public television. When we get into closed session I'll sing like a canary. For now, please go fuck yourself."

IMO McCabe, Rogers, Rosenstein and Coats are showing why they are in senior LE and Intelligence positions.
Posted by The_jackalope | Wed Jun 7, 2017, 10:34 AM (7 replies)

Four-card Trump Poker

Comey: "I'll see your RICO, and raise you a Treason ... AND an Obstruction."

Trump: "I fold."
Posted by The_jackalope | Mon Jun 5, 2017, 09:52 AM (0 replies)
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