Dear KAG!: 20200123 Open Thread

 This Special Show A Little LOVE for Our President 20200123 Open Thread is Open – VERY OPEN – a place for everybody to post whatever they feel they would like to tell the White Hats, and the rest of the MAGA / KAG! / KMAG world (KMAG being a bit of both MAGA and KAG! You can say what you want, comment on what other people said, and so on.

Free Speech is practiced here. ENJOY IT. Use it or lose it.

However, we have a new policy. Starting 20191110. Keep it SOMEWHAT civil. We have a new board – actually a new SITE – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation. NOT HERE. This board will remain a REFUGE for those who need civility, either some or all of the time.

They tried to FORCE fake Orwellian civility on us. In response, we CHOOSE true civility to defend our precious FREEDOM from THEM. Our rules began with the civility of the Old Treehouse, later to become the Wolverinian Empire, and one might say that we have RESTORED THE OLD REPUBLIC – the early high-interaction model of the Treehouse – except of course that Q discussion is not only allowed but encouraged, and speech is considerably freer in other ways. Please feel free to argue and disagree with the board owner, as nicely as possible.

Please also consider the Important Guidelines, outlined here in the January 1st open thread. Let’s not give the odious Internet Censors a reason to shut down this precious haven.


Also remember Wheatie’s Rules: •1.No food fights. •2.No running with scissors. •3.If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone .

On the subject of LOVE, some time ago while reading comments here someone suggested sending a message of encouragement to President Trump.


Well I did send The President a message of support and encouraged him to fight on because the nation supports him. Surprise! I received a response to my email addressed to me and it is a personal treasure!

So If you have time drop our President a line or two and give him back a little LOVE! Believe me you will not regret it because have no doubt…



735 thoughts on “Dear KAG!: 20200123 Open Thread

  1. studies on soybean oil…linking it to depression, obesity…

    new study has found that the consumption of soybean oil, one of the most common edible oils in the western diet in recent decades, causes genetic changes that negatively impact how the brain deals with depression and obesity.

    According to IFL Science, the increase in popularity of soybean oil “has coincided with an alarming escalation in metabolic conditions like diabetes, insulin resistance, and obesity, and a new study indicates that this may be down to the way that soybean oil causes genetic changes in the brain.”

    Writing in the journal Endocrinology, scientists sought to understand how soybean oil impacts the expression of genes in the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that regulates metabolism, inflammation and neurological issues.

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    1. I’ll believe it. Put together with high fructose corn syrup and all the meds that are floating around, and the people have been made sick only to go to medical doctors who cannot counsel outside the box insurance and the AMA have them in, and wealth transfer happens when the people are desperate to get well and/or help their children and other family members be well.

      It’s a vicious circle. My family thinks I’m crazy for avoiding soy, but I’m telling you, it’s made a difference.

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        1. Soy and Corn (Corn syrup in everything) are GMO

          Wheat is modified by ‘chemical mutagenesis’

          None of them are the plants humans bodies are accustom to.

          Soy and other beans are poisonous if eaten raw.

          Slow cookers can be a problem because the temps are not high enough to destroy the toxins. Even green beans are actually mildly toxic when raw. They contain the same toxins and anti-nutrients as mature and dried beans, but in lower concentrations.

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    1. the one i posted yesterday…
      Peek was escorted from the WH Friday…so they “cleaned” it of listening devices (bugs)…

      full disclosure though…I did not sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night but I can guess as well as anyone…LOL

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          1. I agree. He looks Royally pi$$ed (and I don’t mean “Brahms and Liszt”).

            Daddy’s home, and somebody’s fixin’ to get a whuppin’ …

            (sorry about the mixed metaphor, comes with being ‘alf English and half Suthin’ )…

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          1. Military Tribunals?

            The Military Judiciary is now CLEANED of Oh!Bummer appointees?

            The position of military judge was created in 1969 with the implementation of the Military Justice Act of 1968….

            The Army Trial Judiciary currently consists of over 20 active Army military trial judges and over 20 Army Reserve military trial judges, all field grade officers and members of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. All military judges are attorneys who have graduated from an accredited law school and are admitted to practice law in one or more states. They are selected based on their record of service and expertise in criminal law….

            From WIKI:

            The Judge Advocate General of the United States Army (TJAG)—the commanding general of the Army JAG Corps—is a lieutenant general. All military officers are appointed by the U.S. President subject to the advice and consent of the Senate, but the Judge Advocate General is one of the few positions in the Army explicitly provided for by law in Title 10 of the United States Code, and which requires a distinct appointment.…..

            To qualify a civilian attorney must take a course in military law BTW.

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        1. Interesting…I honestly don’t see it that way. To me, it’s a very resolved, determined look and prepared for what is out there waiting. Reminds me of a soldier preparing to charge into battle…or, a downhill skier ready to tackle the course during the Olympics (!..😁)

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        2. “I was referring to the black and white photo itself.”

          I’m wondering if the photo was taken at Andrews Air Force Base when President Trump was there to honor soldiers who had died in a conflict, and were returning home in a casket. If so, it would be a very gut-wrenching and solemn time for him.

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          1. One thing that endears me (and I’m sure many others) to President Trump is that he looks at these returning soldiers (and others) as though they were somehow his own, indeed as a good and loving father would.

            He is a great man, a great leader, and (as far as I can tell from way over here 🙂 ), a great father, husband, son, brother, and Christian. Indeed, he is ONE OF US.

            And THAT is what separates him, and ennobles him, in comparison to almost every other President we have had since the founding of this country.

            May GOD Bless, Strengthen, Empower, Guide, and Keep him, his family, his Administration, and the USA.
            And may GOD strike down the efforts of the evil ones, confound their lies and trickery, expose their malfeasance and skulduggery, and turn them now and forevermore from their wicked ways.

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    2. I think the photo is definitely riffing off chess, with the military (Marines, primarily, perhaps?) being the rook.

      I believe that the “clean” part means multiple things.

      (1) they have cleaned out Obama spies and saboteurs, or a particularly nasty one or group of them

      (2) the Trump Presidency has now effectively castled in “4D chess”, and did so using only completely legal means – no Obama-Holder “cheating” involved.

      Here is interesting Wikipedia information of castling, and you can see that there are many ways to “castle dirty”, where you cheat and the opponent simply doesn’t see that you broke the rules.

      Castling is a move in the game of chess involving a player’s king and either of the player’s original rooks. It is the only move in chess in which a player moves two pieces in the same move, and it is the only move aside from the knight’s move where a piece can be said to “jump over” another.[1]

      Castling consists of moving the king two squares towards a rook on the player’s first rank, then moving the rook to the square over which the king crossed.[2] Castling may only be done if the king has never moved, the rook involved has never moved, the squares between the king and the rook involved are unoccupied, the king is not in check, and the king does not cross over or end on a square attacked by an enemy piece. Castling is one of the rules of chess and is technically a king move (Hooper & Whyld 1992:71).

      I think that in particular, the idea of castling while not in check is important. Basically, the Democrats have been LYING about Trump being in check. It’s clear now that he NEVER was in check.

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  3. Well…… duh!
    If we’re looking for the source of the Chinese supervirus, this might be a good place to start.

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      1. I am taking my Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc with vitamin D3 pills. It is supposed to be for healthy bones and teeth but is also good for immune system support.

        Don’t forget the BONE broth for making soups. Adding lemon juice or vinegar to the water to acidify it, allows the bone minerals (above) to dissolve into the soup broth. That is probably why chicken soup is good for colds and the flu.

        Fruit,esp citrus and/or vitamin C is also a ‘must’

        I save the ZiCam tablets for the first sign of a scratchy throat or ear ache.

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          1. I am currently munching on pea pods, bok choy, water chestnuts, turkey and rice made in chicken broth.

            If you use bone broth instead of water when making rice it gives a lovely flavor. Or you can just add the above to your thawed and warmed broth. I do both.

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  7. When the swamp creatures start asking questions like this, the Democrats have stepped in their own excrement.

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    1. Hmmmm. So he’s admitting they’ve been diddling the ballot boxes?

      “For we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won”

      Yes, Adam Schitt, you and your ilk have been cheating long enough. Time’s up.

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    1. but this is HIS element! he thrives on this–business, head to head bi lats, solving problems, rallies, winning…

      and truth be told–you sounded very much LIKE THIS–when you described events in your life and at your B & B…things going wrong–you solving them–getting everyone involved–that’s YOUR element…

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          1. One time, we were working on a big event in town. The local police Chief gave me an official blue light to use for the day on the minivan.
            I felt so important.

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    1. I would wager that most Americans did not know Washington was threatened with impeachment. Somehow Trump always seems to turn up in the best company. Weird how that happens.

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  10. I’m trying not to laugh, because at 4’11” I can totally relate to this picture, but doesn’t this just say it all.

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      1. Who goes to a job interview wearing a nasty dirty torn sweat suit?

        All those new college grads I turned down for a job. I hired the clean cut guy in a shirt, tie and pressed dickies. He was a carpenters apprentice and the best Chemical Lab Tech I ever had!

        He took the place of the college grad with a chemistry degree that I fired. Now a days he would not have gotten past HR.

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    1. I’ve had more fun with this on Twitter this morning, wading into the reactionaries, waiting for their insults – which are guaranteed, and then reporting them all to Twitter support.
      Doing battle in the trenches!

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  11. Here’s your slogan….


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  12. boy VA is just plugging along, screwing the voters and citizens however it can…they want to join to National Popular Vote movement…
    A proposed bill by the Democrat-controlled legislature in Virginia is the latest attempt to bypass a key purpose of the Electoral College which was created by America’s Founding Fathers to give all Americans a voice in presidential elections.

    The proposed measure known as SB 399 called the “National Popular Vote Compact,” (NPVIC) would place the Commonwealth in an agreement with several other states that would change how electoral votes are awarded to a candidate in a presidential election.

    Instead of giving the electoral votes to the candidate who won the popular vote in Virginia, the state would give its votes to the candidate who received the most popular votes across the nation.

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    1. 12-1-2012 BYU Law Review: Why the National Popular Vote Compact is Unconstitutional

      ….To be sure, the Electoral College has long been the target of criticism. Of the 11,000 constitutional amendments proposed in Congress in its history, over 1,000 have dealt with the Electoral College, and many of those have sought to implement a direct popular election of the President. In fact, bills proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College are routinely introduced in every Congress.

      Nevertheless, these proposals have all failed to pass Congress. In fact, over forty years have passed since Congress seriously considered a constitutional amendment abolishing the College…..

      NATELSON: Why A National Popular Vote Is Unconstitutional

      Of Course the DemonRats KNOW it is Unconstitutional but they will use it to push the fact that President Trump (2nd term) is illegitimate.

      They will also TRY to get the Supreme Court to AMEND the Constitution WITHOUT the Amendment Process just as they are doing with the Anchor Baby crap. Anchor babies, birthright citizenship, and the 14th Amendment

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      1. i know the states can’t enter into compacts without Congressional approval…so what’s the end game here for the Dems?

        they think they can win both houses, ratify this and what? overturn President Trump’s reelection?

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  13. Matt’s thread on Grassley letter

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  14. Regarding pulmonary fibrosis: modified citrus pectin. There’s some preclinical research showing this supplement can stop scar tissue buildup (AKA fibrosis in various) organs. It’s a safe, well-tolerated supplement, so it may be worth a shot if you’re at risk for the disease. It can interact with certain drugs and supplements, so talk to your doctor or natural health practitioner before adding it to your routine.

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    1. My suspicious cat wonders if after years of 1child policy which resulted in too many males and not enough females to procreate, resulting in majority aging population, are they using this as a remedy?? Add new Conveniently centered Biolab. Surely China wouldn’t do that!! Too much tin foil??

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  15. patfrederick,on the last page mentioned “studies on soybean oil…linking it to depression, obesity…”

    I went to add:
    Avoid Soy bean (GMO)
    Corn (GMO)
    Wheat (Chemical/radiation mutated I thought it was also GMO)

    And hit an iceberg when I looked into wheat:

    We know that GMO has gotten a very bad reputation just like the N*A*Z*I so the puppet masters changed the ‘methods’ but used an old name to cover-up what they were actually doing. Just like they now label National Socialist ‘Far-Right’ although it is just slightly right full blown communism.

    It is semantics. We KNOW how the Left loves to alter the meaning of words. In this case it is the words
    GMO (genetically modified organism)
    Hybridization (a practice as old as farming)

    ….There IS wheat on the market that is herbicide-resistant. It is not genetically modified but altered through a process called chemical mutagenesis, which sounds pretty scary (and rightfully so).

    It involves exposing the seed to a super-poisonous chemical as well as radiation, with the intent of introducing a mutation. This is all unregulated and does not need labeling because it still counts as “traditional breeding methods” or “hybridization” rather than genetic modification, which is more highly regulated. No safety testing is required. Read more here:

    Article from:

    She points to an article by Dr. William Davis who says the last 40 years “of genetics research, intensive efforts aimed at increasing yield-per-acre” has resulted in a wheat that “has drifted from its ancient origins exceeds the difference between chimpanzees and humans.” So GENETICALLY the wheat we are now eating is far different than the wheat our grandparents ate.


    This is an example of the DECEPTIVE PROPAGANDA that is put out to HIDE what has actually happened to wheat. The chemical mutagenesis process is completely ignored and a DIFFERENT POSSIBLE explanation is given.

    Is GMO Wheat Causing Increases in Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity?

    …To be considered genetically modified, a plant such as wheat needs to have its genome altered through gene splicing in the laboratory. Scientists who genetically engineer crops are looking to introduce a desirable trait into that crop, and they do so by inserting a new gene sequence from another species into the target crop’s genome.3

    For example, biotechnology giant Monsanto Co. created its GMO soybeans by introducing a gene sequence from a specific bacterium, Agrobacterium sp. strain CP4, into soy’s genome. This bacterium gene allows the soybeans to resist repeated applications of the herbicide Roundup (also produced by Monsanto).

    Monsanto abandoned its efforts to develop Roundup Ready wheat in 2004…..

    There have been a few isolated cases of GMO wheat (Roundup Ready wheat) being detected on farms but there has been no evidence that the wheat has entered the food supply.4 That means (contrary to popular belief) that GMO wheat cannot be blamed for increased celiac and gluten sensitivity cases.

    Hybridized Wheat May Be to Blame
    That doesn’t mean wheat hasn’t changed over the last half-dozen decades, though—it has, as the result of a process called hybridization (which is different from genetic engineering). And some scientists have speculated that those changes could be one cause of an increase in the number of people who have an inability to tolerate gluten.5

    In hybridization, scientists don’t tinker directly with the plant’s genome. Instead, they choose particular strains of a plant with desirable characteristics and breed them to reinforce those characteristics….

    Studies do show a significant increase in the incidence of celiac disease over the last several decades.1 Anecdotally, gluten sensitivity also appears to be rising, although there haven’t been any studies to confirm that (and some blame the current trendiness of the gluten-free diet for reported increases).

    However, it’s not at all clear why the number of people affected by these two conditions might be rising.

    Donald D. Kasarda, the U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist who authored the 2013 study on 1920s wheat, wonders whether it’s possible that increased consumption of wheat in recent years—rather than increased gluten in the wheat actually consumed—might be in part to blame for increased incidence of celiac disease. He also says the use of wheat gluten as an ingredient in processed foods might contribute….

    However, no one really knows why celiac disease (and possibly gluten sensitivity) might be affecting more people. There’s one thing that’s certain, though: Genetically modified wheat can’t be to blame.

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      1. Our acre is surrounded on 3 1/2 sides by the fields of two farmers. One field is certified organic. The other is proudly RoundUp ready.

        My Round Up ready neighbors wouldn’t have it any other way. They are excellent farmers and neighbors, and who am I to give them any advice, although we have talked about it, and it’s health risks.

        There is no comparison between the productive results, unfortunately. Round Up wins hands down, year after year.

        They leave their crop in the fields to naturally dry, hence the December harvest this year. They have not used this technique so far. All of their spraying is very low to the ground, and the size of the field is small enough that they would never dust it.

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    1. Been eating these at least 40yrs, supposedly no chemicals, only natural ingredients, But the last few years, plain triscuits and plain mini-wheats just make me hurt. Something’s wrong.

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    2. I don’t remember exactly where I came by this information, but supposedly American wheat has 10 times the gluten wheat from other parts of the world does. American wheat was hybridized for the mechanized bread making process. I’m not sure what the goal was there, but that’s the bottom line.

      There was more having to do with a good percentage of people of European heritage carrying the gene for celiac disease and the little factoid that wheat is one of the crops sprayed with Roundup prior to harvest to increase yield since the plant is dying.

      Unfortunately, the MSM-medical-big ag psuop machine did their number on gluten free diets, so this information is almost always dismissed unless somebody gets really sick and goes looking for a solution, tries paleo or keto or just gluten free and finds out it works.

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      1. “…unless somebody gets really sick and goes looking for a solution, tries paleo or keto or just gluten free and finds out it works.”

        That was me. Thirty years ago I was getting nightly reflex. I did some reading and went Lo Carb. worked like a charm and I lost 30 pounds to boot.

        I noticed the Lo Carb. study that was SUPPOSED to show Lo Carb. had ZERO impact or credibility DEFINED Lo Carb. as 300mg of sugar/carbs a day and not the under 30 mg (27mg) recommended by the Lo Carb. diet I followed.

        GEE, Think that might make a difference? 🙄

        I really hate the gaslighting and disinformation we have to deal with everyday.

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    1. Same here in Germany, the EKD (essentially the Lutheran Church) is pro-LGTBWXYZ (they’re infested with politicians, anyway), as it the Catholic hierarchy here, sad to say. The Methodist Church here is splitting, as well. No wonder that the “mainline” denominations are losing people left and right, and the “frei-Evangelisch” and conservative (one might say “rebel”) Catholic Churches are growing by leaps and bounds.

      Satan Soros’s tentacles are pretty much everywhere. But we all see it now, and many people are fighting it. GOD will clean house, whether the politicos like it or not…

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    1. Saw somewhere else that they had had a pre-meeting, that’s why Charles skipped the handshake. Tend to believe it cuz I don’t see the future King of England dissing his #1ally and soon to be largest trading partner. That would be super special kind of stupidity. This may be unnecessary drama.

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      1. If they had a previous meeting he still could have shaken his hand or nodded or smiled at him. Something else. Because he has to know it will look like a snub. So yeah it doesn’t look good.

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        1. And yet the Prince was willing to eat sheep eyes, an Arab specialty dish, so as not to offend…. “The things I do for England…”

          I can not find a link now, but it was so gross I remembered it.

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      2. Mrs. Pence didn’t extend her hand, but VP Pence did as Charles passed him, though initially it doesn’t look that way. Even if they had met previously, It was clear Charles was chatting with everyone else – Pence didn’t expect the diss.

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    2. Behold the next Sovereign of the United Kingdom!
      At 0.03, Prince Charles gives the Royal “I don’t know you” look to VP Pence before passing him by without shaking hands, etc. Doesn’t matter if they had a meeting prior.
      Charles is telegraphing that VP Pence is “persona non grata” to Charles — and by extension, the Royal Family.
      Charles ALSO knows that he couldn’t get away doing this to POTUS.

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    1. Vol, Thank you for posting this. I came here to see if it was up yet.
      I read this on Qanon 30 minutes ago. Tears are still running down my face. I am so happy that this is happening and it has been done without WW3.
      I am so happy for the UK and for all of us. President Trump is doing a wonderful job of changing the world.
      Every day there is a major event. These changes have become so frequent we take them for granted.
      I have prayed for this for over 60 years. I am so grateful that God has allowed me to live long enough to see it happen.
      God has trained President Trump and is using him to lead us through this. We need someone in the flesh with us. This is like Moses leading us out of Egypt.
      I knew the world changed on 1-15-2020. I could feel it.
      I felt it change when Trump came down the escalator and ran for President. I have never stopped praying for him and for us.
      On 1-15-2020, I felt like the mission is accomplished and now our prayers are needed to work through the transition period. Globalism really is dead.

      Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.
      For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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  17. I was looking into a Hollywood producer named Jules Nasso.

    The same producer that Anita Busch was investigating when the dead fish appeared on her windshield.
    He served a year for charges related to the extortion of actor Steven Seagal. The threat to Anita Busch lead to charges against Hollywood and Clinton PI Anthony Pellicano.

    This search lead me to this:

    In 2001, Paul Manafort formed a partnership with Jules Nasso, in a film production company named Manhattan Pictures International (MPI).

    …”Paul Cohen and Julius Nasso have launched Manhattan Pictures Intl., a Gotham-based motion picture distribution and production company.”…

    …”Manhattan board chairman Joseph Amiel will represent the interests of Madison Entertainment Partners, a funding entity that purchased foreign sales company Seagal-Nasso Intl.

    The partnership includes Manhattan board members E. Donald Lass, a former newspaper publisher and head of Press Broadcasting; communications, media and political strategist Paul Manafort of international business/financial company Davis Manafort; and actor Danny Aiello. Actor Stephen Baldwin will serve as a consultant with the company.”…

    When the FBI searched Manafort’s storage locker during the Mueller Investigation, they seized boxes of records related to “MPI Holdings, LLC”,”MPI”, and “Jules Nasso”.

    Why would the FBI be looking at Manafort’s dealings with MPI nearly 2 decades later?

    There’s also this:

    When Manafort and Stone approached the Trump Campaign, were they working for themselves, or their firms: Black Stone Manafort and Kelly, subsidiary of Burson-Marsteller, subsidiary of UK PR giant WPP?

    Anyone hear anything more about the cause of death of Andrew Burkle, Ron Burkle’s son?

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    1. Ohhhh, this is fascinating. We knew Manafort kept files/dossiers, soft blackmail and influence on thousands of people. Always had a suspicion the raid on the lockers was to get access to HIS FILES, and when they did he same to STONE, it was a larger clean up effort.
      They didn’t want Trump to have the proof?

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      1. I don’t know much about Manafort or Stone, or their influence operations. Clinton and his questionable pals reportedly all fell-out about the time Hillary was seeking the nomination against Obama, and Epstein was under indictment. They all had something in common. Each has connections to Pellicano. Burkle connects to Epstein (Radar) and Clinton, and also the Chandlers (LA Times).

        Who hired Pellicano first? I think it was Clinton, although Pellicano will neither confirm, nor deny. Pellicano also worked for Michael Jackson (as did Rob Goldstone).

        Start with this, although it’s behind a pay wall:

        And this:

        …”Burkle told the Times that nothing untoward happened between Clinton and the women on the plane. He noted that his adolescent son was sometimes on board.
        “No woman could get within 100 miles of [Bill Clinton] while I was on watch,” Burkle told the Times.”…

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        1. And this:

          …”One former Clinton aide told Purdum that Bill’s seedy social circle was, at best, perplexing. “I just think those guys are radioactive,” the aide said. “I stay far away from them.”
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          Bing is a businessman and film producer.

          In the run-up to Hillary’s 2008 bid, other aides and associates were alarmed by even more rumors: that Clinton had hooked up with actress Gina Gershon on Burkle’s jet; the sightings with a powerful Canadian businesswoman; the random one-night stands while traveling. Purdum wrote that an executive ran into Clinton, Bing and a gaggle of gorgeous young women in an elevator in Manhattan. He was shocked to see an ex-president in such company. “I don’t know what the guy was doing,” he reportedly said, “but it was so clear that it was just no good.”

          By 2010, Bill’s friendship with Burkle was publicly done. Though Bill had made an estimated $15 million while working as Burkle’s pitchman, he’d begun distancing himself in 2007 and formally severed the relationship after Hillary was up for secretary of state.”….


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  18. Alan Dershowitz says that impeachment is like a grand jury indictment, and that if Pres. Trump is acquitted, it goes away, contrary to what Pelosi and the Dems are saying. They’re hanging on to “impeachment is forever” so they can have a shred of vindictive victory, but Dersh says that’s not how it works.

    “Nancy Pelosi doesn’t understand what impeachment is. What she has said is, even if the president is acquitted, the impeachment stands – No. That’s like saying that, if a person is indicted and the jury acquits 12-0 in five minutes, he’s still indicted. No – the impeachment disappears. The impeachment is only a grand jury presentment.”

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    1. Some of us have been shouting this for some time…

      but I guess one has to be named “Dersh” or “Turley” to be heard.

      Impeachment 101 :

      “To impeach” = “To Indict”

      and another thing: one has to have a CRIME to indict or IMPEACH…

      Pelosi’s faux Articles of Impeachment list NO CRIME… nada, zilch, zero………………………

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      1. It is ALL about OPTICS for the 2020 election.

        By saying President Trump was IMPEACHED it allows the DemonRats to peel off voters AND MORE IMPORTANT to have a ’cause’ (besides voter fraud) for why President Trump LOST, or so they hope.

        I am sure they are planing MUCH MORE voter fraud than was done in 2016.

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        1. Ohh I understand wrt optics…

          What I am saying is Trump Supporters don’t even realize this is not an impeachment… one reason is the OPTICS of the Senate accepting Articles that contain no crime… so that POTUS can speak to America during the ‘trial’ ??? What if that’s not the plan, what if Repubs shut it down next week? what if, what if?

          Don’t mind me… just trying to reconcile “If you tell a big enough LIE often enough, people will believe it” with “Americans know impeachment is a hoax”

          And no, I don’t think I am smarter than POTUS… just know how stupid some voters are.

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          1. When you see what’s happened to the miserable mess known as Civics and History education, it shouldn’t be a surprise.

            Even back in the very early 1960s, when I was in school in Kalifornistan, what was taught as American History and Civics bore little resemblance to the truth. As did English, Reading, and Composition classes, as compared to those offered in the days of the ORIGINAL McGuffey Readers (yep, they were polluted too, in the early 1900s). My grandmother was a teacher way back then, and she had originals, probably from the 1870s… her forebears were also teachers…

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  19. University of Kansas Associate Professor accused of working for the Chinese…KANSAS for Pete’s sake…

    Associate professor and researcher at the University of Kansas, Feng Tao, has been charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count of program fraud for not disclosing his work with China. He was allegedly involved in a “scheme” to transfer “intellectual property” from American universities to Chinese universities.

    The 16-page superseding indictment filed by the U.S. District Court explains that Tao joined the Changjang Professorship in 2018 which is a “talent program sponsored by the PRC Government and the CPC” or Communist Party of China. The People’s Republic of China is offering these “talent plans” to students and professors in the United States to “encourage the transfer of original ideas and intellectual property from U.S. universities to PRC Government institutions.

    Although Tao was selected for the Changjang Scholarship and a full-time appointment to Fuzhou University in China, he did not inform KU of this commitment regardless of the Kansas Board of Regents’ policy that the University must be notified of outside employment. The indictment states that Tao “did not disclose any financial award accompanying his selection for the Changjiang Scholarship or salary for his appointment to FZ]

    The indictment lists the purposes of the “scheme” as being “to provide the FZU with technical training, scientific expertise, and research capacity,” “to obtain funds to which he was not legitimately entitled, specifically funds derived from his fraudulently maintained second full-time job,” and “to conceal his relationship and agreement with the FZU so that he could maintain his position, access to facilities, and access to the benefits of scientific research at KU.”

    The Changjang Contract required Tao “to recruit two to three doctoral students and three to four master’s students per year.” Tao traveled to China to participate as a faculty member at FZU and remained there for about two months from the end of May through the first of August. During that time, the indictment states that “three post-doctoral researchers expressed interest in Tao’s research group at FZU.” The indictment also later states that “Tao sponsored at least four researchers and students visiting KU from the PRC,” and that “at least one of Tao’s researchers at KU joined Tao’s research team at FZU.”

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        1. I think it is time to CANCEL ALL visas/Greencards for ALL Chinese Nationals working in universities or in any technical field. PERIOD!

          How much more evidence do we need that these people are HERE TO SPY! Unless the Communist Party has a good strong choke chain on an individual they are not ALLOWED to leave to come to the USA.

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    1. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I would imagine this sort of thing has been going on for decades.

      I worked at a major medical center in the library during the 1990s. Trust me, there were Chinese everywhere. And they would complain if the library was closed on holidays. There were a lot of Koreans, too.

      What was being sent home…who knows.

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      1. well if research is in the library, then isn’t it published and accessible to anyone? this guy was privy to research on campus and as such maybe not published…that seems more egregious to me–stealing intellectual property…
        but I don’t know how it all works on campuses tho

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    2. The ChiCom Schmooze! Surprised it worked on an associate prof, and not some “eternal post-doc”. Or did the ChiComs start on this guy while he was being held back in the slow lane – then stay with him after they helped him advance?

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      1. did you see this line?

        “The Changjang Contract required Tao “to recruit two to three doctoral students and three to four master’s students per year.”

        so it’s not only intellectual theft…it’s a Ponzi scheme…

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  20. Yesterday Fox reported Over 100,000 ticket requests have been made for President Trump’s New Jersey rally. The venue only holds 7,400. 🙀😻

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  21. Let’s see if this second tweet pops right. I’d put it with the discussion on the topic above but this bears reading and should not be buried, IMO.

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      1. Just as bad (OK, worse) as forcing people to “upgrade” to Windoze 1 0…

        “Encourage behavior modification”…

        Mengele would be proud…


      1. Pirbright Institute out of the UK⁉️

        Pirbright Institute is the place the foot& mouth disease ‘escaped’ from that devastated UK livestock farming and wiped out much of the rare breed — heritage breeding stock.

        I can not find my original links so here are some ‘live URLs’

        Local Paper: Foot and mouth: Was spread of virus deliberate?

        Guardian:Farmers sue for damages in Pirbright foot-and-mouth outbreak
        Government and two laboratories face claim for £1.5m over alleged negligence in last year’s outbreak

        Economist: Foot-and-mouth disease
        Senseless killing
        A hugely expensive cull of livestock may have been unnecessary

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  22. This is a thread from Reuters which is interesting in the overall Chinese good/Chinese bad question. Critical press against the Chinese was hard to find for a while.

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    1PM Eastern, FoxNews Radio
    A passenger arriving at the airport in LOS ANGELES from MEXICO CITY has just been taken to a hospital per the results of testing by CDC and local health department personnel upon arrival.
    My opinion:
    The Wuhan Coronavirus is now present and active in MEXICO.
    CLOSE the border! Just CLOSE it.
    Send back foreign arrivals from the airports; if they’re dual U.S. citizens, put them into hospital isolation until they’re certified free of the virus. No exceptions.

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