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Thursday, July 19, 2018

News That's Hard to Find for July 19, 2018

The Truth About Helsinki
I don’t know exactly who this author is, but his assessment of the summit appears to be right on to me.
Nevertheless, what really happened is this: Trump showed the gangster Putin that he is his own man, that he cannot be bullied by America’s corrupt political and media establishment into behaving in a certain way, that he is willing to take those flaming arrows to do what he thinks is right, which, in this case, is to never forget the lessons of Iraq.
Keep in mind that what Trump was supposed to do Monday was to drink the Kool-Aid, was to believe our Intelligence Community (IC) got it 100 percent right about Russian meddling, was to throw diplomacy out the window and publicly embarrass Putin.
Thankfully, Trump refused to do that, and now the spoiled children, just as they did after Charlottesville, are again lying and claiming Trump “sided with Putin,” when the only thing Trump’s guilty of is remaining diplomatic, which is the whole point of a summit expressly arranged to facilitate peace.
Brennan’s Reactions Speaks Loads
And he [the president] could certainly have remarked that since Brennan and Clapper both had accused Trump of colluding with the Russians, and he had done nothing of the kind (as Putin affirmed), and since there was not a shred of evidence to corroborate that allegation or Clapper’s claim that the Russians had tipped the election to Trump, and as both Clapper and Brennan, as well as Comey, had lied to Congress under oath in related matters, he, President Trump, put more faith in Putin’s account of the absence of collusion than in the defamatory allegations of the former leaders of the American intelligence community. He might even have added that the United States had interfered countless times in the internal electoral processes, even primitive ones, of dozens of countries (including Russia) over many decades, and cautioned against excessive righteousness.
But, the president didn’t.
Schumer Attacks President Trump for Being too Friendly With Putin

Uhg, Chuckie.
Was McCain referring to Obama’s meeting with Cuba’s King Raul Castro, when he spoke of “one of the the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory?” @
Man but I love this headline!!!!!
Why Rep. Louie Gohmert Is Defending Trump's Comments on Russian Election Meddling @

Rep, Scalise Uses Obama Dirt to Destroy President Trump’s Helsinki Critics
Good for him! It’s about time someone in the GOP got over their butthurt to back the man who holds their fare for the November mid-terms.
Scalise started with the year 2009, when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gleefully presented a plastic “reset button” to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to reset relations with Russia and the United States, as if the gesture undid all the wrongs Russia committed against the U.S. and our allies.
Then, there was March 2012. Obama promised then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have more “flexibility” on missile defense after being reelected.
During a presidential debate in 2012, candidate Mitt Romney called Russia our top geopolitical foe, only to be mocked by Obama — as well as other Democratic leaders and the media who said Romney’s stance was “outdated” and “a throwback to the Cold War.”
Then there was August 2013 when Obama refused to enforce the so-called “red line” he had drawn with Russia-backed Syria against the use of chemical weapons.
Less than a year later, Obama showed his weakness once again when he did absolutely nothing after Putin annexed the Crimean peninsula.
June 2017: Senior Obama administration official admits they ‘sort of choked’ when it came to dealing with Russia. President @realDonaldTrump won’t choke like President Obama did,” Scalise wrote.

Limbaugh On a Tear About Helsinki
I listened to parts of it and wanted to applaud several times.
Ordered to stand down over Russian cyberattacks
And don’t forget Obozo telling the Russian he could be more flexible after the election.
"We’re dealing with sheer hatred here," he concluded. "We’re dealing with sheer hatred for Donald Trump for a lot of reasons and on a lot of levels. It’s not just enough to say that Trump is hated because he’s an outsider. That’s clearly an element, but there’s much more to it than that. It’s deep, and it’s visceral. So what matters? Words? Placating the media? Are we trying to soften the coverage here? Do Trump’s actions and his achievements against Russia not count for anything? And that may be the world we live in: Reality trumped by words, images, photos."

Trump says Russia to ‘help with North Korea’
What? Where did this come from? I haven’t seen a peep of it anywhere else in my news scans.
Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along,” said Trump on Twitter. “There is no rush, the sanctions remain! Big benefits and exciting future for North Korea at end of process!”
At the same time the tweet was published the RIA news agency reported that a summit between the leaders of Russia and North Korea is “on the agenda”.

Can Congress subpoena Trump’s interpreter?
The absurdity of the DimocRATs grows larger e3very day. The interpreter? What the hell are they drinking? But, this is a serious question. According to this article, the person is not a member of the executive branch but simply someone hired for a specific purpose – a tool if you will.
To get to the title question, can they do that? I’ve been doing some checking and the short answer seems to be yes. Criminal courts of law have actually been ordering testimony from interpreters increasingly in recent years, but this creates a serious dilemma for the interpreter. Offering such testimony is a violation of one of the profession’s fundamental guidelines, known as the tenet of confidentiality. These situations are of such concern that MasterWord, an industry organization representing language professionals, has issued guidance on how to respond to subpoenas.
The bottom line is that compliance with the law and lawful orders of the courts overrides the professional requirement to adhere to the tenet of confidentiality, but the interpreters put themselves at risk of losing future work. They are advised to let their employers know when a subpoena is received to allow them the opportunity to respond or object if appropriate.
I don’t think it’ll happen. As pointed out, a majority of a Congressional committee would have to issue a subpoena to appear and the GOP isn’t about to let that happen.

Peter Srrzok’s Ties to Clinton, Iran, and Saudi Arabia
There one hell of a lot more to this guy than the media is reporting on. Taking the time to read this story explains his hatred for President Trump. His father was another shadowy figure involved in Haiti, Upper Volta, and other places in Europe and the Middle East.
What an astonishing story. Right out of the best spy novel.
But the way, this guy purportedly speaks impeccable Persian.
[Notice how the media’s hysteria over Helsinki has managed to put all this into the background?]

Who Do They Think They Work For?
I strongly agree with every word of this blog post!
What was fascinating about Strzok’s behavior and demeanor last week was his defiant, smug, arrogant, biased, catch-me-if-you-can attitude. It was almost as if he felt he was protected and above the law, but most assuredly, he felt he was untouchable and above Congress.
Yet the FBI, as a division of the Department of Justice, is subject to the oversight of Congress. Congress established the Justice Department in 1789—and it could unmake the Justice Department if it wanted. Congress provides funding that allows the department and the bureau to operate, and Congress has not only the right to oversee the actions of the FBI but also the obligation to ensure the bureau acts within its legal authority. What we saw Thursday was a smug bureaucrat who clearly has forgotten that in a constitutional republic, power flows from the people to their duly elected representatives who are to do the people’s business, which includes funding—with the people’s tax dollars—the various departments and agencies, followed by oversight of those departments.
So when you see Justice Department lawyers and federal agents arrogantly suggest that Congress go pound sand and wait around for the FBI, they’re not just telling Congress off: they’re telling the people off. They’re also communicating that an institution, a creation of our constitutional government, is greater than the Constitution and more sovereign than the sovereign people.
There is more, but that is for me the central point.

Rand Paul Puts Hillary Clinton on Blast:
She's the Only Person 'We Actually Know' Colluded With Russians
He may be leery of the president’s programs but he sure as hell lays it out like he sees it.
During an interview with Fox News, Paul was asked to explain why he supported Trump's actions. He claimed that the Russian investigation is corrupted by partisan agendas and Democrats who have colluded with Russia in the past.
He sees all these accusations from partisan Democrats, Hillary Clinton, saying, 'Oh, he colluded with the Russians,'” Paul said. “The only people who we actually know colluded with the Russians were Hillary Clinton, who paid a British agent — who then paid Russians — for information for this dossier.”

Americans Want Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court
I think he will be confirmed with 3 to 5 Dim votes and it’ll happen before the November elections.
According to a Gallup poll released Tuesday, 41-percent of respondents want to see the Senate vote in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
In comparison, only 37-percent of respondents wanted to see the Senate vote against the confirmation. These findings reaffirm those of other recent polls.
I’ve noticed FoxNews and other channels have some pretty powerful commercials indicating he should be confirmed.

Billionaire George Soros: Obama Was My 'Greatest Disappointment'
Oh lord did I love reading this. Obozo is globe-trotting, trying to tell the world how to run things and his puppet master is unhappy with him. Karma.
Obama "was someone who was known from the time when he was competing for the editorship of The Harvard Law Review to take his supporters for granted and to woo his opponents," Soros told NY Times Mag.

[Must see] Watch how easy illegal border crossings are
Build that wall!

Is The Yellowstone Super Caldera Getting Ready to Blow?
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
Seriously, troubling signs but guesses are that such a major event is far in the future.
Part of Grand Teton National Park near Yellowstone supervolcano closed after massive fissure opens
It’s a 100 foot crack in the earth.

Sunken Imperial Russian warship may contain $130 billion in gold
If we didn’t see figures in the trillions, this would almost be mind-blowing. A South Korean firm is reported to have found the wreck.
Here’s my question. If the gold bullion and coins are in the wreck, who is going to claim ownership of it? Will Russian make a big effort to claim it belongs to it?
The Dmitry Donskoi, a 5,800-ton ironclad cruiser, was in a fleet of 38 Russian Imperial Navy ships deployed from the Baltic to the Pacific. Citing historical accounts, The Express reports that the Dmitry Donskoi may be treasure-laden. In addition to carrying port expenses and salaries for the fleet’s sailors and officers, she may have held gold reserves of other Russian ships damaged in the Battle of Tsushima in May 1905.

Why Not to Buy a Home
In my lifetime, I’ve only “owned” one home and that’s because my wife at the time wanted one better than the one she had. My current wife has been nagging me for 25 years to buy a home and I’ve done my best to deal with it – we still rent.
Here’s a financial planners reasons for not buying:
1. Single family homes are not good investments
2. There's an opportunity cost to saving (for a down payment) versus investing
3. It's harder to manage cash flow as a homeowner, making it difficult to consistently invest
4. A house can limit your freedom and flexibility
5. Renting means getting to live lighter
6. I'm just not interested [This is me!]