There is a great deal to be said about Baltimore. A human rights reporter can write a dozen stories. My fact based dis-assembly of the lies from mainstream media sources, the stories told by the police and the aspirations of the politicians will be out soon. This editorial needed to be written now. I've been sitting on some of this for decades, and it is not opinion. This is experience.
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Beltway inside press is already adjusting to a post-midterm, post-Sessions and possibly Ginsburg reality on this November Thursday and the next couple of press cycles will likely either zero in on the wrong angles of a nation full of election fraud and voter suppression stories. Already Democrat House leadership is using the words bi-partisan and cooperate in sentences that also contain the word President. Arizona's soon to be official senate seat swindle will not be blamed on the half-million people illegally purged from the voting rolls or the post elections tricks that follow.
In close elections it only takes a little targeting for a minority to undermine the will of the majority. Most American electoral co contest are not contests at all because of years of gerrymandered districts. In districts that have suddenly become competitive because of changing demographics, as older Nazi ultra-rightist republicans die and go to hell and younger centrist bootlicking democrats take their place, the margin can be quite slim.
The FBI has the vast resources of the federal government and tremendous power. Their recent investigation into the activities of the Columbus police Vice Squad seems to be deliberately focused on a single arrest, that of former Presidential Mistress and Adult Entertainer Stormy Daniels, and the attendant political ramifications and fallout.
While the Democrats are busy not defending their constituents being stricken from the voting roles using openly racist methods, the GOP is using similar methods to shave voters by enough of a margin to unseat a Democratic Senator in North Dakota. Because of North Dakota's unique voting laws and demographics, the tactic is age old. Here they will suppress the Native vote.
A small uproar happened yesterday, October 20th, as President Trump announced that he intended to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev in 1987 as the cold war wound down with a whimper. The treaty was designed to check escalating deployment of theater level nuclear weapons by both countries in Europe.
Patriot Prayer caught setting up sniper nests ahead of August demonstration, Mayor declares state of emergency to restrict anti-police protests
Ample footage exists and is in circulation of Portland Police assisting the fascist group Patriot Prayer in attacking counter-demonstrators on August 4th.
Police have a term for murdered sex workers. The term is “Less than Dead.” This is the literal station house and locker room phrase and has also been used to describe the level of zeal when a crime is committed against sex workers. It was not suprising hearing those words echo from the bushes in Upper Arlington this morning. Viewing this latest case, and the context and the official reaction makes the echos loud.
L-3 Communications merger with Harris Corporation creates a defense giant and a surveillance powerhouse
Republican conspiracy fetishists love to talk about a deep state family without talking about all the corporate cousins. If someone were to discuss the deep state with any level of rigor they would come away with the impression of an interlocking network that includes a vast seas of corporate power within it's globe. When the military industrial complex is mentioned, the focus of overlap examination is on the revolving door between the floors at the top. What is left out when this is considered are the connections between various entities in the banking intelligence complex.
On Saturday October 5th, the Reporters Committee on the Freedom of the Press (RCFP) reported the findings of one of their many and constant Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The group had noted that the FBI had in actually infiltrated an agent into the news stream of the Associated Press and actually published an article in 2007. This was exposed in 2014 and an internal FBI investigation found that the operation, although legal, was outside of the changing guidelines.