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Facebook, Twitter & Kushner Shared This Russian Investor Putin Pal


The stories were launched with the release of the Panama Papers.

From the Guardian

Two Russian state institutions with close ties to Vladimir Putin funded substantial stakes in Twitter and Facebook through an investor who later acquired an interest in a Jared Kushner venture, leaked documents reveal.

The investments were made through a Russian technology magnate, Yuri Milner, who also holds a stake in a company co-owned by Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser.

The discovery is likely to stir concerns over Russian influence in US politics and the role played by social media in last year’s presidential election. It may also raise new questions for the social media companies and for Kushner.

Alexander Vershbow, who was a US ambassador to Russia under George W Bush and to Nato under Bill Clinton, said the Russian state institutions were frequently used as “tools for Putin’s pet political projects”.

Vershbow said the findings were concerning in light of efforts by Moscow to disrupt US democracy and public debate. “There clearly was a wider plan, despite Putin’s protestations to the contrary,” he said.

From the New York Times

Now, leaked documents examined by The New York Times offer a partial answer: Behind Mr. Milner’s investments in Facebook and Twitter were hundreds of millions of dollars from the Kremlin.

Obscured by a maze of offshore shell companies, the Twitter investment was backed by VTB, a Russian state-controlled bank often used for politically strategic deals.

Beginning to wonder who actually rocks at 3+ Level Chess or 12 level Go.

A couple of American citizens leaked a crap load of information "according to their conscience" and were instantly criminalized. Let's not devolve into arguments about them a g a i n.

However, are we witnessing a War of the Nerds as well as the eternal War for Power? If not, what a great movie title.

UTAH Kids Walked Out Across the State - KSL Pics & Vids

At this link you will find an article that includes pics and videos of all the Utah schools that participated.

The comments by the kids are brilliant and heart warming.

Maybe we could each post a similar article for our area?


Thank you KSL

Xi & Putin - So Happy Together, Til Death Do They Part

China's newest President, Xi, and Putin now share lifetime leadership. And they really like each other. Alot. BFFs

Xi declared himself leader for life and changed China's constitution this past week.

Putin and his guest, Xi watch WWII Anniversary Parade in Moscow. 10 countries sent military units to march in Putin's parade. The USA didn't attend because of Ukraine tensions.


China is now one of Putin's largest oil customers. Actually, Qatar partnered with China and bought 14.9% of Rosneft for $9 billion last fall, which raised more than one eyebrow.

China and Russia patched up the "whose commmunism is better" ideology issues

China has signed up cooperative agreements with just about every non-western nation for just about everything, committing $900 billion to their improvement.

The British chancellor, Philip Hammond, said: “I commend President Xi ... for setting in train such a bold and visionary project. This initiative is truly ground-breaking in the scale of its ambition, spanning more than 65 countries, across four continents.

In short, China/Russo is a formidable power on the world stage if they can hold onto the bromance.

Here is a bio of China's new lifetime leader. You will be hearing more about Xi.


Sadly, the west's near century of world dominance has left large swaths of the struggling world with a sour taste and China is spending lots of money and manpower wooing them.

This is from The Economist.

Who is protecting the USA?

We might want to dedicate as much time to World News as we dedicate to The White House Reality Show.

Have you got a minute?

Just a quick Heart-felt request.

Please take five minutes, a piece of paper, and pencil and write down the names of your closest peeps.

Then, when you see them, ask them, NO BEG them to vote DEM this year. Make sure they are registered now. Skip the deplorables.

We have to ask, inspire, and convince all eligible voters we know to perform their civic duty - vote.

I nag my circle often and will continue. I will drive them to the pools if necessary.

Thanks for listening.


Tips for campaigns

🙏 Hoax 🙏

Over 80 years ago greedy business men, power hungry politicians, and theocratic zealots banded together to kill FDR’s New Deal.

How did they organize?

Ok, don’t laugh - they organized Prayer groups.

As silly as this might sound, it is true.

In the 1930s, business Titans, especially oil men (Koch) began meeting in small, secret prayer groups.

In time, the prayer groups mushroomed into the now televised National Annual Prayer Breakfast.

President Obama attended this annual prayer hoax.

THIS IS HOW THE GOP IS ORGANIZED. Sadly, it has worked.

We cannot fight without knowing how the other side operates.

Bookmark worthy: This article has a ton of links. If you read this, you will learn and understand why Trump is in the White House.

It is a secret history, all true, and must be known if we are going to save the USA.


I like this DU Diary, it weaves well here

Joy Reid About the Future


Let's Export AR-15s - A Proposed Trump Job Creating Plan

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns including assault weapons because US sales have slumped.

I THINK TWITTER NEEDS TO ALERT PARENTS AROUND THE WORLD so tweet #Eu #France #Canada well, you get the point.

Aides to President Donald Trump are completing a plan to shift oversight of international non-military firearms sales from the State Department to the Commerce Department, four officials told Reuters....

...The move, part of a broader Trump administration overhaul of weapons export policy that the officials say is also nearing completion, comes at a time when U.S. gun makers could use the help.

Domestic gun sales have fallen significantly after soaring under President Barack Obama, when gun enthusiasts stockpiled weapons and ammunition out of fear that the government would tighten gun laws...

Did you know that private equity firms own most if not all of guns, bullets, etc manufacturing in the USA?

They do. Private equity firms own most of our national defense as well, private armies.

Corporations and Private Equity firms would never turn on us!


DAILYKOS: Schiff Exposes Every Detail of Nunes Obstruction

Schiff is HERO. His expose' is work of art! I believe Schiff and journalists compiling other timeslines are working to help the Mueller investigations.

Dkos articles pulls no punches in its indepth presentation of Schiff's condemning report.

Here is a snippet, this is just A PARTIAL LIST. Nunes is undressed.

At stake? I think, considering Devin Nunes’s antics sneaking around the White House with the fake Obama bugging claim and the Yo Memo propaganda op (which ended up getting Nunes into more trouble anyway), Schiff’s being overly generous. With this investigation, the integrity and independence of the Committee were dead on arrival.

Schiff provides a partial list of people and information that haven’t been properly pursued, with explanations as to why they should be:

Donald Trump Jr. – refused to answer questions about the June 9 Trump Tower meeting.

Michael Cohen – denied the Steele dossier’s claim that he met with Russian officials… so let’s see the electronic records.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions – refused to answer re obstruction of justice, and didn’t even make an excuse.

Corey Lewandowski – wouldn’t talk about his dealings with Trump after he left the Trump campaign, including a phone call the day before he testified.

Steve Bannon – Bannon would answer “only two dozen scripted, yes-or-no questions” at White House orders.

Hope Hicks – was not subpoenaed when Bannon was—why not? Schiff wants to initiate contempt proceedings against the White House re both Bannon and Hicks.

Deutsche Bank – I quote Schiff: “Deutsche Bank has a history of laundering Russian money and it would negligent of the committee not to determine whether this is a lever the Russians hold over the President and his family.”

Evidence of Comey-Trump Conversations – after Trump tweeted that Comey “better hope there are no tapes” the Committee asked the White House if there are—and has never received a real answer.

Twitter – has DMs between Guccifer 2.0, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange plus other Russian fronts and “a host of Trump campaign personnel.” A host! Twitter won’t cough them up unless subpoenaed.

Encrypted messaging applications – Witnesses have revealed they used encryption in their messages. The app makers should be subpoenaed to reveal what they were hiding.

Phone and Other Communication Records – Junior and other Trump organization people have given the Committee records that “redact phone metadata related to communications with specific phone numbers, including around the time of the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians.” Whose phone numbers are those?

Just to reiterate—this is a partial list.

The Full article is a worthwhile read.

Schiff proves Nunes and his GOP enablers are conspiring dickweeds.

❤️ CNN's Awesome Trump Reveal ❤️ Important Updates Added

Please tweet, facebook this far and wide. Some of Trump voters are catching on. This will help.

A written record of Trump's Putin-Praising comments for Mueller.

80 of them.
In chronological order.
From 2013 - February, 2017.
With links.
Contradictory comments.

A team of CNN journalists compiled Trump's Putin-praising comments from 2013 thru 2017.

Comments made to TV hosts, interviews, twitter.....they must have scoured the media.

This is a great research tool.

❤️❤️❤️ Thank you CNN journalist team! ❤️❤️❤️

80 times Trump talked about Putin

My two favs.

November 2013

Trump says he has a relationship with Vladimir Putin:

“I do have a relationship and I can tell you that he’s very interested in what we’re doing here today,” he said on MSNBC of the Miss Universe pageant. “He’s probably very interested in what you and I are saying today, and I’m sure he’s going to be seeing it in some form, but I do have a relationship with him and I think it’s very interesting to see what’s happened.”


Yes, the world now knows just how interested sanctioned Putin was. But wait! What's this?

July 27, 2016
Trump says at a news conference that he had never met Putin and didn’t know who he was:

“I never met Putin,” Trump said. “I don’t know who Putin is. He said one nice thing about me. He said I'm a genius. I said thank you very much to the newspaper and that was the end of it. I never met Putin.”


FAMOUSLY, and presently being probed by team Mueller:

In the same news conference, Trump called on Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails as secretary of state.

Digital media will be Trump's downfall.

Reading all 80 comments, it is impossible to avoid feeling the deep admiration Trump acquired for Putin and Russia. At a glance, the comments reaffirm the lying.

Negotiations for the 2013 Moscow Miss Universe began when? Who did the negotiating? Whose idea was choosing Moscow? Mannafort? Stone? Trump?

Trump applied and received copyright for "Make America Great Again" MAGA in 2012.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: It helps to put some context to the Trump, Stone, Mannafort history.

Here is ANOTHER TIMELINE PROVIDED BY WONDERFUL Bill Moyers team, beginning in 1979 with Trump, Roger Stone, Paul Mannafort, hired Lee Atwater


ROGER STONE - 1972–1977: Nixon administration and Reagan '76 Edit
After Nixon won the 1972 presidential election, Stone worked for the administration in the Office of Economic Opportunity. After Nixon resigned, Stone went to work for Bob Dole, but was later fired after columnist Jack Anderson publicly identified Stone as a Nixon 'dirty trickster.'[32] In 1976, he worked in Ronald Reagan's campaign for president, and in 1977, became national chairman of the Young Republicans.[3]

PAUL MANAFORT - In 1976, Manafort was the delegate-hunt coordinator for eight states for the President Ford Committee; the overall Ford delegate operation was run by James A. Baker III.[27] Between 1978 and 1980, Manafort was the southern coordinator for Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign, and the deputy political director at the Republican National Committee. After Reagan's election in November 1980, he was appointed Associate Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House. In 1981 he was nominated to the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.[18]

Mueller wants to know WHEN DID TRUMP KNOW about a lot of things Russian.

It is all over the news. Not if, but when.

NRA Over $50 Million Spent to elect Trump. See opensecrets.org article here

"In North Carolina, the NRA spent $6.2 million on the incumbent Republican Sen. Richard Burr, the most it has ever invested in a down-ballot race. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The National Rifle Association took a historic gamble in 2016, and it paid off in a huge way.
The gun rights group placed multimillion-dollar bets on Donald Trump and six Republican Senate candidates locked in highly competitive races. It poured $50.2 million, or 96 percent of its total outside spending, into these races,

......In one spot, a woman is alone in bed when a burglar breaks into her home. The narrator intones, “Don’t let Hillary leave you protected with nothing but a phone.”

Trump won all three states, and the NRA’s preferred Senate candidates also swept to victory."


DAILYKOS: Anti-New Deal, Fascist Business Titans Plans, History 1930s-Today

The author of this article had to have spent hours researching the threads of this important history.

Finally, many of the missing dots or puzzle pieces are connected, exposing the people and plans that have brought us to the Trump presidency. It has been so well planned, and when the plan was thwarted, a president was shot, and the Democrats cowered.

It is our hidden political history.

I think the day has finally come when the young, the middle age, and the old will join forces and end this corporate, political, theocratic collusion once and for all.

Truth and goodness always win in the end. We have been patient and/or apathetic for too long.

For 80+ years, Anti-New Deal, Fascist Business Titans, power hungry, greedy politicians, and theocratic extremists have been conspiring together to destroy our democracy.

If we don't gain major majorities in both the Senate and House this fall, these swamp denizens just might succeed.

If you think we fell into this Trump abyss accidently, you do not know history. This mostly hidden history is not taught in K-12 and maybe not in College.

Here is the article's introduction.

Over 80 years ago greedy business men, power hungry politicians, and theocratic zealots banded together to kill FDR’s New Deal.

A coup was attempted to overthrow FDR using Veteran Associations.

The following is the 80+ year history.

Unless we defeat the GOP Congressional majority this fall, 2018, the hateful and heartless might succeed.

How did this begin? Ok, don’t laugh - Prayer groups. As silly as this might sound, it is true. One man got the bright idea to teach wealthy men that they had Godly permission to kill the New Deal. The titans were all ears to receive justification for their selfish, heartless agenda. The began meeting in prayer groups.

In time, this mushroomed into The National Prayer Breakfast. I cringe every year this meeting is announced, and so will you when you learn the history.

2010, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington asked President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders to refrain from attending the National Prayer Breakfast. Executive Director Melanie Sloan criticized the organizing group, The Fellowship, for being what she described as intolerant and secretive.

It is time we learn and teach our youth some important history. Perhaps share this via twitter and facebook with the brave, articulate Parkland via twitter and facebook.

This article is organized as follows:

🎆 Preface, hopefully to inspire us to action.

🎆 Overview of the History of Labor and Social Security,

🎆 The 80 Year History of The Family, the theocratic underpinnings,

🎆 Fred Koch's History, father of The Koch brothers,

🎆 The John Birch Society.

🎆 A Plea for Us to Get Organized and Act

🎆 Lots of References to back up the diary.

🎆 Conclusion

Again, a lot of information. You might want to bookmark or email a link to yourself.

DO SHARE ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER maybe with the Parkland kids. They need to know this mostly hidden history.

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