A Documentary to Watch Today: “Active Measures”

Active Measures | Super Ltd

Active Measures | Super Ltd

If you haven’t yet, watch the new documentary “Active Measures,” released on Saturday August 31, and available on: iTunes, Hulu, or in Theaters.

I’ve watched it… twice. (Dork)

I have read and reread everything I could get my hands on over the past two years, trying to understand what happened to the US government, and I thought I had a firm grasp in my comprehension. This film fills in blanks, puts facts together, events in order, adds particulars I was unaware of, and adds suspenseful background music. 😳

Several well informed people participated in the documentary, including the man of the week, Senator John McCain, President Hillary Clinton (yes she is), several former members of the CIA and FBI, etc.

The film starts at the beginning (strange choice) with a brief Russian history lesson. It details the rise of Vladimir Putin, explains Paul Manafort, exposes Trump, and tells of all the others.

If you think Russia is our friend, you are wrong, and that point is driven home in this film.

I took notes, because I’m a nerd.

I’m giving you my notes so you can relax and watch the film.

(Advice on improving my note taking skills is welcome.)
Divide and conquer—
Brexit, Nato Alliance, Destroy the EU,
Murders journalists and all opposition
Cyber war:
Social media propaganda
Trolls- real people
Algorithms
Bots
Theft of data
White supremaaiat xenophobia rallying
Hacking
Purchase of power plants
Systematic outages in winter
Money laundering (👈🏻👆🏼👇)Non-transparent Shell Corp – Grand Cayman – undetectable.
(I’m hungry)
KUSHNER MET WITH BANK DURING TRANSITION KGB AGENT PROVIDING COVER FOR RUSSIAN
FLYNN UNREGISTERED FOREIGN AGENT FOR TURKEY still chosen for position
(Still hungry)
Tillerson friendship award by Putin
Facilitated Alignment with Putin’s regime
Sanctions 19% of $500 billion arctic exploration deal
Drilling enterprise
Obama sanctions
(Grapes)
In December exactly 19% of rosneft sold
Chief of staff of rosneft assasinated
treason
Not limited to what we know now
“the biggest Intelligence breach in history of the world.”
(Pause to comfort dog due to loud thunderstorm)
(I wonder if a Google search of the word idiot still brings the same result…)

Yes, it does.)

Back to film:
Manafort mumbling “that’s what he said what I said what opposition is” (reminds me of Robert Kardashian’s face when OJ was found not guilty of murdering his ex wife and her friend.)
Trump tried to remove imposed sanctions immediately.
Trump will not implement new sanctions.
Conspicuous coverup.
Claiming a new plan to join forces to fight cyber warfare

Putin and I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking and many other negative things, will be guarded..” Trump tweet after Helsinki
The world sees it.
(Peppermint tea break)
Exposure via financial dealings
Obstruction of justice conspiracy Aiding and abetting aid and comfort-treason
We have done nothing to prepare from future cyber attacks

IN

Donald Trump is sitting in the Oval Office because Putin wanted him there.

My question— Hillary told us everything about Trump/Russia in her debates with Trump. She was IGNORED.

Why?

No hanging organ?

Correct

Russians is actively engaged in a cyber war against the US. They hacked our presidential election, and they’re already at work on the next one. The GOP has done nothing to prevent it from happening again.

Good point.

Watch the film, share your thoughts.

Active Measures | Super Ltd

Active Measures | Super Ltd

Some Unoriginal Thoughts on John McCain… NOT a poem

I have a few unoriginal thoughts on John McCain. I’m sure others have expressed them all, much more eloquently than I will, but this what I choose to write about. Not sorry- my blog.

You have heard, I’m sure, John McCain’s funeral was today. I was not his biggest fan, but I believe he was a great man.

My problem with McCain was his habit of political duplicity. He often said exactly what my liberal ears wanted to hear, but then voted with the GOP.

Regardless of that, McCain was a war hero who endured years of torture while held prisoner in Hanoi.

Decades later he had the integrity to admit his regret at having supported another war, the Iraq War.

He also he did a few things in the course of his career that I respected regardless of his political views.

John McCain redeemed himself to me when he returned to the Senate floor, while undergoing cancer treatments, for the sole purpose of casting the deciding vote against the GOP’s plan to decimate American health care.

His true character was also revealed in 2008 when at a campaign rally, during his run for president against Barack Obama, he defended Obama to a pair of xenophobes in the audience. McCain took the microphone away from a woman as soon as he understood where she was going with her question.

Today, during his eulogy for McCain, President Obama mentioned the incident and said he was grateful McCain had defended him, but he was not surprised.

In contrast, if that were to happen at a Trump rally today, the woman’s fears would be exploited, the man’s racism encouraged and hatred in the crowd fueled. We’ve seen it time and time again.

The funeral today had a mix of controversial figures, and the usual suspects. Mitch McConnell was stone faced as his wife, Elaine Chao, checked her watch and picked her fingernails. Paul Ryan sat behind them… and well just being Paul Ryan is bad.

George W Bush brought snacks and shared with Michelle, while the Clintons and Al Gore went hungry. Dick Cheney and Henry Kissinger were also in attendance.

Jarvank Kushners were present, whether they crashed the services or were there by invitation remains to be seen. Ivanka appeared to be texting. Donald Trump and McCain’s former running mate, Sarah Palin, were both told to stay home.

Sycophant Mike Pence spoke at a memorial service earlier in the week and defied the family’s wish to exclude Trump with his remarks—

“The president asked me to be here, on behalf of a grateful nation, to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served his country throughout his life.” ~Pence

Trump was excluded from the services, not only because he’s a traitor, but because of his disparaging remarks regarding McCain—

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/84026237-157.html

“McCain was not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” ~Donald J Trump

While McCain was tortured in Hanoi, Trump avoided the draft five times citing bone spurs. He also said he “was a brave soldier trying to avoid std’s.”

Moving on…

“In the McCain’s family, national service was it’s own reward.” ~Henry Kissinger

I am not afraid to say I was surprised to see Henry Kissinger at the funeral. I thought he was dead. He’s not. A very brief bio for the curiously disinterested:

Kissinger’s family, Jewish refugees, fled Nazi Germany in 1938. During his life he has been Secretary of State, and a National Security Advisor for Nixon and Ford. He was a recipient of the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, for ending U.S. involvement in North Vietnam, although he returned it after the ceasefire failed.

He is reviled by many who believe he intentionally broke down peace talks in 1968 in order to extend the war, which resulted in thousands of more deaths, both American and Vietnamese, for the sole purpose of helping Richard Nixon get elected.

Today Kissinger is 95, still lucid, and an eloquent orator. His history with McCain goes back to his days as a prisoner in Hanoi. At the funeral today Kissinger said he had the opportunity to rescue John McCain near the end of his captivity, but refused, and McCain later thanked him for not taking away his honor. McCain had, years earlier, refused to be released without his fellow prisoners.

“We never doubted… when all was said and done, we were on the same team.” ~Barack Obama

Barack Obama we all know as the last real President who we realize we didn’t appreciate enough.

“Above all, John detested the abuse of power. He could not abide bigots and swaggering despots.” ~George W Bush

I never in my life imagined I’d quote George W Bush unless it was to mock him. I hated didn’t like him when he was POTUS. Although I think his VP was the brains in that operation, he started a war for oil and that is unforgivable.

Regardless, today I’m quoting him… twice, because he’s a better ex president than president.

“If we’re ever tempted to forget who we are, grow weary of our cause, John’s voice will come as a whisper over our shoulder. We are better than this. America is better than this.” — George W Bush

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.” ~Megan McCain

The most memorable eulogy was from John McCains daughter, Megan. Have a box of Kleenex handy if you watch—

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/live-news/john-mccain-funeral-live-stream-today-bush-obama-eulogy-2018-09-01-live-updates/

Rest In Peace Senator John McCain

Trump Texas Story Doesn’t Ring True

I must start this post by reminding you of Trump’s immediate reaction last week, just hours after a New York car attack killed 8- pedestrians and injured a dozen more in lower Manhattan. Our potus took immediate action, to enhance extreme vetting by immigration and border control. 

In contrast, when a combined total of 84 people were murdered and over 500 others were shot in Las Vegas and TX, Donald Trump on both occasions said “this is not an appropriate time to discuss gun violence.” 

A faint smell of hypocrisy is in the air. 

Not to worry, in all cases he offers a panacea of “warmest condolences and sympathies.”

Incidentally, Donald Trump is selling a false narrative of events in Texas, claiming the bystander who happened to have a shotgun in his car, and drove after the shooter while communicating by phone with police, shot and killed the shooter. *WRONG*–the shooter had already fatally shot himself. The bystander with the shotgun did not approach the vehicle of the shooter, nor did he fire his shotgun at all. 
Trump said if there had been gun control the bystander with the shotgun wouldn’t have stopped the mass murdering shooter who was armed with a the semi-automatic, and “hundreds more might have been shot.” Nice try Donald, you jackass.

The truth– $36.3 Million was paid by the NRA to Donald Trump to ensure there will never be an appropriate time to discuss gun control. 

Donald Trump tweeted from a golf course in Japan–

Several other politicians spoke out immediately offering their own “thoughts and prayers… paid for by the NRA.

The Senate:

  1. John McCain, Arizona — “Cindy & I are praying for the victims of the terrible #LasVegasShooting & their families.$7,740,521 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  2. Richard Burr, North Carolina — “My heart is with the people of Las Vegas and their first responders today. This morning’s tragic violence has absolutely no place here in America.” $6,986,620 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  3. Roy Blunt, Missouri — “Saddened by the tragic loss of life in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with all of the families affected by this horrific attack.” $4,551,146 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  4. Thom Tillis, North Carolina — “Susan and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of the victims of this horrific and senseless tragedy in Las Vegas.” $4,418,012 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  5. Cory Gardner, Colorado — “My family and I are praying for the families of those injured and killed in Las Vegas last night.” $3,879,064 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  6. Marco Rubio, Florida — “I’m praying for all the victims, their families, and our first responders in the #LasVegas #MandalayBay shooting.” $3,303,355 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  7. Joni Ernst, Iowa — “My prayers are with all of the victims in Las Vegas, and their loved ones affected by this senseless act of violence.” $3,124,273 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  8. Rob Portman, Ohio — “Jane & I mourn the loss of innocent lives in this horrific attack in Las Vegas last night. We are praying for those taken from us, their families & all those injured in this attack.” $3,061,941 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  9. Todd Young, Indiana — “We must offer our full support to the victims and their families as our nation mourns.” $2,896,732 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  10. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana — “Following closely the horrendous act of violence in Las Vegas. Our prayers are with those who were injured, killed and their families.” $2,861,047 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.

Are you bored yet? I am.

The House of Representatives:

  1. French Hill, Arkansas “Martha and I are praying for the families and victims of this senseless act of evil. […] We must continue to work together to stop this kind of terror.” $1,089,477 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  2. Ken Buck, Colorado “I’m praying for all of those impacted by the evil events in Las Vegas last night. Our country must stand together in support of the families of the victims and the community.” $800,544 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  3. David Young, Iowa “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and friends of the horrific and evil tragedy in Las Vegas.” $707,662 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  4. Mike Simpson, Idaho “Though no words can heal our hurt, and no explanation will ever feel sufficient, I pray that all involved may find comfort as we process this devastating tragedy.” $385,731 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  5. Greg Gianforte, Montana No statement released– Would any reporter get close enough to him to get a statement with his violent history toward the press? $344,630 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  6. Don Young, Alaska “Anne and I are praying for all those involved or impacted by this heinous act of violence.” $245,720 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  7. Lloyd Smucker, Pennsylvania “Horrific act of violence in Las Vegas. Cindy and I pray for the victims, their families, and the first responders.” $221,736 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  8. Bruce Poliquin, Maine “My thoughts are with all those effected in the horrifying attacks in Las Vegas. The nation is with you.” $201,398 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  9. Pete Sessions, Texas “My deepest sympathies are with all who were harmed by this horrific tragedy.” $158,111 — PAID BY THE N.R.A.
  10. Barbara Comstock, Virginia “I am heartbroken by the mass murder that took place last night in Las Vegas and I am praying for the victims, families, and first responders.” $137,232 — PAID BY  THE N.R.A.

This country is under control of the NRA, Big Pharma, and Russia. Ignorance is bliss, so hang on to your Second Ammendment “Right to Bear Arms,” and be happy hugging your shotguns while you bury your families, and hold dear the knowledge that so many politicians send you their warmest condolences, thoughts and prayers.

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Let’s consider something else Trump has yet to taken action on–

47 days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico:

  • 59% of the “island, surrounded by big water” is still without power
  • 17% still without clean drinking water

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Nice Words from Another Politician

Jeff Flake gave a speech touted as “One of the best political speeches of our time.” In it, Flake claimed that to stay in Trump’s Senate would be complicitity: “We have again forgotten who we are supposed to be. There is a sickness in our system — and it is contagious. How much more damage to our democracy and to the institutions of American liberty do we need to witness in silence before we count ourselves as complicit in that damage?”

Bob Corker, also not planning to seek re-election, spoke out against Trump days before Flake did, calling Trump out on his countless “untruths” and warning Trump should not have the Nuclear codes, and “he is not a role model.”

By not seeking re-election these two Senators are not hurting Donald Trump, they are removing all competition for Trump appointees. If they were sincere in wanting to fight, they’d stay on and use the power of their votes and their voices as senators to do so… but they have proven they are incapable of voting for the American people.

While we were once again distracted by these GOP antics, we lost something else we needed. As Senators Corker and Flake commandeered media attention, speaking out against Trump, and Trump responding as any 12 year old boy would, we didn’t see what the Senate was doing, including Senators Corker and Flake…and Senator John McCain. They were voting to dismantle more consumer safeguards. 

Why did bankers on Wall Street rally yesterday? 

They were celebrating the gift they received from the GOP Senate: The Senate showed their true colors once again voting along party lines- 51-50, red wins. 

This win gives banks immunity when cheating consumers. No more law suits against deceptive credit card practices, no retribution against fraudulent financial advisors. Consumers now have no protections against Wall Street bankers whose greed was proven when they shouldered us into the big recession of 2007. 
This is the second big repeal of bank regulations, put in place to protect consumers, since Trump took office. 

By giving banks free reign, Trump is following through with his campaign promises, not the promises he made to those who bought his $40 MAGA hats. Those people stand to lose much more than the $40. cost of the hats.

Trump is dolling out Tax cuts for his billionaire donors, and Senator Corker voted for Trump’s tax plan— to add 4 trillion dollars to the US deficit and give most of that money to corporate giants and the billionaires who run them. 

If all the GOP resign in protest, Trump will fill their positions with more pliable yes people, but will we end up worse off than we are now? What we have now are politicians who say what’s right, but vote against it.

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Same Healthcare Bill, Different Name — Who to Call

This latest Republican offer to gut the Affordable Healthcare Act has been called a sneak attack. The GOP intend to push it through to a vote on September 30, with out discussing its potential effects, but what’s the point of discussing it? In essentials, this is the same bill they keep offering, re-named: “Skinny Repeal,” “American Health Care Act,” “Graham/Cassidy,” “Candy/Gram,”…
Land Shark

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/landshark/2832305

“The Graham-Cassidy bill preys on underserved communities … a clear and present danger”~The National Institute for Reproductive Health 

“Graham-Cassidy would devastate the Medicaid program, increase out-of-pocket costs, and weaken or eliminate protections for people living with pre-existing conditions.” ~ American Public Health Association


“It could disrupt access to health care for millions of the more than 70 million Americans” ~Federation of American Hospitals


“This bill harms our most vulnerable patients”~The American Psychiatric Association 

The following institutions are vehemently opposed to the Graham/Cassidy proposal: 

  • American Medical Association
  • The American Psychiatric Association 
  • The American Public Health Association
  • The National Institute for Reproductive Health 
  • Federation of American Hospitals
  • AARP
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 
  • Association of American Medical Colleges, 
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 
  • Every one of the 50 Medicaid directors who represent the 50 states…(a consensus.)
  • and so on…

Don’t let the repetition wear you down, healthcare is too important. CALL YOUR SENATORS (maybe put them on speed dial.)

  • Sen. Susan Collins, ME: (202) 224-2523
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, AK: (202) 224-6665
  • Sen. John McCain, AZ: (202) 224-2235
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, WV: (202) 224-6472
  • Sen. Rob Portman, OH: (202) 224-3353
  • Sen. Cory Gardner, CO: (202) 224-5941
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander, TN: (202) 224-4944
  • Sen. Jerry Moran, KS: (202) 224-6521
  • Sen. Tom Cotton, AR: (202) 224-2353
  • Sen. Joni Ernst, IA: (202) 224-3254
  • Sen. Thom Tillis, NC: (202) 224-6342
  • Sen. John Hoeven, ND: (202) 224-2551
  • Sen. John Kennedy, LA: (202) 224-4623
  • Sen. Ron Johnson, WI: (202) 224-5323
  • Sen. Mike Rounds, ND: (202) 224-5842
  • Sen. Jeff Flake, AZ: (202) 224-4521
  • Sen. Dean Heller, NV: (202) 224-6244

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