Truman Show Reflections by Mitch Santell near Hollywood.
The world today turns its eyes and ears to Julian Assange who was arrested earlier today after his Asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy. Mr. Assange has been living in the Embassy for over 7 years.
The Police were invited into the Embassy and Julian Assange was arrested against his will.
The US Justice Department justofficially chargedWikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, shortly after he was removed from the Ecuador embassy in London andarrestedby local police. The charge is “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified US government computer.” The Justice department also said it was in relation to “Assange’s alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.” It’s the same allegation that was made in the Chelsea Manning trial in 2013, in which the former US Army private was found guilty of theft and espionage in relation to the release of classified government documents. But now that Assange has had his asylum revoked by the Ecuadorian government and has been arrested, he can finally be extradited to the US to face these charges.
More specifically, the Justice Department alleges that Assange conspired to assist Manning in cracking a password that allowed access to US Department of Defense computers that contained classified information. The alleged conspiracy was said to be carried out in March of 2010, a time when Manning was already using her access to download documents and transmit them to WikiLeaks.
If found guilty, Assange would face up to five years in prison, though the Justice Department notes that actual sentences are often less than the maximum penalty. That said, there could be more charges against Assange coming from the US — these revealed today are just the basis of the US’s extradition request.
Before Assange can stand trial in the US, however, he needs to be extradited from the UK, a process that could take months. Assange faces other, minor charges in the UK that could potentially delay the extradition, but in all likelihood the UK will agree with the US government’s request sooner or later.
Regardless of what anyone tells you, there is no more precious a gift than Freedom Of Speech. For so many of us here in America, our form of this specific freedom are the millions and millions of blog postings we put up each day expressing different points of view.
The mainstream media in America has lost its mind since the 2016 election.
Even though I have been a traditional moderate democrat since I turned 18 in 1975 in 1980, I became what is known as a “Ronald Regan Democrat.”
Interest was at 21%, and gas prices were too high, and America was dealing with the hostage crisis in Iran.
Are you old enough to remember those times?
There was one bizarre thing that happened after I voted for Ronald Reagan and he took the oath of office.
Do you want to know what it was?
Here is my take on this and I remember it like it was just yesterday:
Since the Democrats lost the White House in 1980, the party as a whole, became “sore losers.”
The reason that so many moderate and conservative Democrats voted for Ronald Reagan was they did not want to high-interest rates. The general public was tired of high gas prices. President Reagan ran for public office by promising to reduce regulations on business.
Does this sound familiar? President Trump, like President Reagan, got rid of regulations to help a business succeed.
In 2019, there is no such thing as being a moderate Democrat. These people don’t exist anymore. Where have these people gone?
They all switched to the Republican Party even if they are a RINO (Republican In Name Only). They have become independents, or they are looking for a new party to join.
Freedom of Speech is so precious to the American DNA that if you are in Europe, Asia, Russia or even in the middle east, the real fight is here in America, and it’s a fight for ideas.
It is becoming more evident that the “crisis” in Venezuela is another “Dog and Pony” show by America to deceive people. All America has to do is lift the blockade against Venezuela, and everything will be alright! Please support the Gray Zone Project Website.
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Representatives of 85 Countries Arrive to Caracas for Peoples’ Assembly ~ The activity will bring together more than 500 representatives in the Venezuelan capital from February 24 to 27
On February 23, delegations from 85 countries began to arrive in Caracas to participate in a meeting in solidarity with Venezuela as part of International Peoples’ Assembly (IPA). The meeting will take place from February 24 to 27. At a press conference on Saturday, the members of the coordinating committee of the Assembly discussed the details of the meeting and its organization.
João Pedro Stedile, member of the National Board of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST), and coordinator of the Vía Campesina International, said that the date chosen for the event symbolizes solidarity with Venezuela, which is a target of attacks from neighboring governments and the United States.
“We are here, the coordinating commission of the International Peoples’ Assembly. For the last two years we have been preparing for the Assembly and we decided that it be held here in Caracas, on this date, as a form of solidarity from all of the organizations in the world with the government of Nicolás Maduro and with the Venezuelan people,” noted Stedile.
Struggle in defense of life
The representative of Spain, Marga Ferré, affirmed that although European governments have openly defended an intervention in Venezuela, this is not the position of the majority of the citizens of these countries, who reject violence as a form of solution to conflicts.
“The people of Europe do not want a military intervention, and part of what we will debate in the following days is how to build an agenda of solidarity with Venezuela and work on this in Europe. Something we believe in strongly is that every people has the right to be governed how they want,” she highlighted.
Representing the United States, Claudia de la Cruz, member of the Popular Education Project, termed the position of the government of Donald Trump as “immoral” and highlighted the contradictions in the discourse about the “humanitarian crisis” in the Latin American country.
“It is embarrassing, it is criminal and immoral that the United States – a country where 140 million poor people live, where 6 million live with hunger daily – comes and tells Venezuela that there is a humanitarian crisis. Venezuela has the resistance and the defense of the revolution that permits the redistribution of riches to the most poor, the most dispossessed. Venezuela does not have a humanitarian crisis. In Venezuela, there is a struggle in defense of life. The United States cannot say this. Venezuela is an example of the struggle for dignity of all of the peoples of the world and that is why we are here,” she said.
The International Peoples’ Assembly is taking place at a moment when the government of Venezuela is being pressured by other governments of the region, above all Colombia, Peru and Brazil, in addition to the administration of Donald Trump. Dozens of heads of state have recognized the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, who made a failed bid to bring ‘aid to Venezuela on Saturday. Saturday also saw attempts by opposition activists to create tension in the border region under the pretext of delivering this ‘aid’. The government of Nicolás Maduro, reelected in May 2018 for a new term of six years, has rejected the entrance of the shipments, and has termed it a Trojan horse that will open the road for foreign military intervention.
Happy Sunday dear readers and followers! There is nothing that is happening now that Hollywood has not already put in a film. Make some popcorn, here we go!
Have you seen this before? It was called: 9/11
With a population of 14,373,472 people, the Republic of Guatemala is the largest country in Central America by population. The country covers an area of 108,890 squared kilometers with a population density of 129 people per kilometer squared. The capital city of Guatemala is Guatemala City. The country is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the northeast by Belize, to the southwest by the Pacific Ocean and to the east the Caribbean Sea. Guatemala has an abundance of biological diversity including large numbers of endemic species and rich, distinctive cultures. The country is mainly mountainous with patches of deserts, valleys, and sand dunes. Guatemala is home to the Volcán Tajumulco Mountain, which is the highest mountain in Central America at 4220 meters above sea level. The country is constitutionally democratic and is governed by an elected president who is in charge as the head of state and government. Guatemala is home to the largest economy in Central America with a GDP per Capita of US$5,200.
The Republic of Honduras borders Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Honduras covers a total area of 112,090 km squared and has a population of 8,448,465 people. The population density is 67 people per squared km and the capital city of the country is Tegucigalpa. Honduras’ state and the government are headed by a democratically elected president. The country’s economic growth has averaged 7% over the past few years. Roman Catholicism is the most common religion with other faiths such as evangelical Protestantism, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism also shaping the religion of the country.
The Republic of El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country out of the seven countries in Central America, with 292 people per km squared and a total population of 6,108,590 people. Most of the population belongs to the Mestizos ethnic group with Christianity being the dominant religion in the country. San Salvador is the largest city in the country and also the capital city of El Salvador. The country’s political system involves a democratically elected president who is both the head of state and the government. El Salvador’s economy has been affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. The service sector dominates the economy followed by industrial sector and agricultural sector.
Other Central American Nations
Other countries making up the Central American region are Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize. All Central America countries have developed and maintained diplomatic relations with Taiwaninstead of China. Only Costa Rica has established diplomatic relations with China.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s now infamous talking points on the Green New Deal are the most unintentionally honest explanation of the neo-socialism now gripping the Democratic Party. Too honest, apparently. After her office sent the “FAQ” to NPR,The Post and other news organizations, and posted a similar version on her congressional website, they were met with withering criticism — prompting Ocasio-Cortez to furiously backtrack, seeking to disown and discredit documents her office had produced, posted and distributed. Sorry, you don’t get to do that. Ocasio-Cortez told us what is really behind her Green New Deal. Now she, and the Democrats who endorsed her plan, have to live with it.
Ocasio-Cortez has been pilloried for her plan to “get rid of farting cows and airplanes,” upgrade or replace “every building in America,” replace “every combustible-engine vehicle” and provide “economic security” for people “unwilling to work” — and rightly so. The old five-year plans of the former Soviet Union are modest, by comparison, in their pursuit of full socialism.
Yet the big untold story is her admission that all of this cannot be paid for simply by taxing the rich. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is campaigning for president on a wealth tax, while Ocasio-Cortez has proposed 70 percent marginal tax rates on wealthy Americans. The message is clear: We’ll soak the millionaires and billionaires and mega-rich corporations so we can give you free stuff.
Reflections On Trump’s Current Chess Game by Mitch Santell
Congratulations, you have just witnessed something in America that no other President would have the guts to do. What is it? President Donald J. Trump signed the current budget to keep the U.S. Government open while at the same time declaring a National Emergency. In my view? This is an absolutely brilliant strategy. This is the long game. It will still be a wild ride, but at least the amusement park is also known as America will still be around so that the circus can continue. (I love my country, I don’t take what is happening lightly but I do realize, we have to keep our sense of humor).
The White House confirmed Thursday that President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency in an attempt to bypass Congress and get more funding for his Mexico border wall project.
Trump will also sign off on a congressional bill that would authorize a much smaller amount of wall money than the president had been demanding.
“President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action, including a national emergency, to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
Written in 2007 before the banking crisis and re-posted here for your analysis.
“Have fun in your little made-up universe where the government comes to round you up and you manage to fight it off.
In the real world, fascism is when the corporations and governments work as a single entity, and you can wander around with your fucking gun all you want. In fact, you’ll have to wander around, because the government/corporations took your house and your car, and no one will hire you.
At which point you’ll be arrested, not as some big anti-government hero by jackboot thugs, but for stealing bread to live on, by a perfectly normal cop who’s just doing his job, a job that absolutely no one except you disagrees with, so when you shoot and kill him you’re getting the electric chair and no one thinks you’re a hero at all.
There are different types of totalitarian governments, and assuming a fascist one operates like a communist one is faulty. Fascist governments don’t put troops in the streets…they work with corporations to make sure ‘the wrong sort of people’ do not have any economic power, and do not have anywhere to peddle their ideas.
Modern fascist states don’t even bother to kill those people, and pretending they’re going to show up in some stormtrooper outfit and start a gun battle with you is insane. They’ll show up with a court order to evict you from your home because you failed to pay your mortgage, because pressure came from the top at your company to let you go. Or they’ll just sue you and ruin your finances.
America is not a bunch of tiny castles where, as long as you can hold off the invading armies, you will be fine. The idea that that is how the world works is astonishingly naive. Almost all the population of America lives in housing they do not fully own, they get food from places they do not control like the supermarket, they require operating in society for money to obtain said food and shelter, a society where economics are controlled by some very large players that can crush them like bugs.
And a fascist state isn’t going to ‘assume control’, you asshat. There’s not going to some insane coup, there’s a going to be a slow change, which has, in fact, already happened, or have you not looked at the telecom immunity stuff? That’s classic fascism. The government breaks the law, the government gets private companies to break the law, the government gives said companies huge amounts of cash, the government attempts to make such behavior legal retroactively.
Oh, and before you start ranting about gun control some more, be forewarned I’m against it. I’m just not stupid enough to think that the US government being slowly corrupted by business is something that can be fought off with gunpowder. Guns are useful to deter crime and to deter invasion. They aren’t useful against a corrupt government in any meaningful way.” More here: https://bit.ly/2Ea9NPk
I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor, that’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in: machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little: More than machinery we need humanity; More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say “Do not despair”. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die liberty will never perish . . . Soldiers: don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think or what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate, only the unloved hate. The unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers: don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty. In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written: – “The kingdom of God is within man” Not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men; in you. You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let us use that power. Let us all unite! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfill that promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! In the name of democracy: Let us all unite! ~ Charles Chaplin (The Great Dictator).
A special hat tip to Ricky Ray who has not had a decent night sleep in days. Thank you for protecting our country brother.
Smedley Darlington Butler (1881, 1940) was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.
In his 1935 book War is a Racket, he described the workings of the military-industrial complex and, after retiring from service, became a popular speaker at meetings organized by veterans, pacifists and church groups in the 1930s.
In November 1934, Butler alleged the existence of a political conspiracy of Wall Street interests to overthrow President Roosevelt, a series of allegations that came to be known in the media as the Business Plot. Butler told the investigative committee that a group of businessmen, saying they were backed by a private army of 500,000 ex-soldiers, government officials and others, intended to establish a fascist dictatorship. Butler had been asked to lead it, he said, by Gerald P. MacGuire, a bond salesman with Grayson M–P Murphy & Co.
The New York Times reported that Butler had told friends that General Hugh S. Johnson, a former official with the National Recovery Administration, was to be installed as dictator. Butler said MacGuire had told him the attempted coup was backed by three million dollars, and that the 500,000 men were probably to be assembled in Washington, D.C. the following year.
All the parties alleged to be involved, including Johnson, said there was no truth in the story, calling it a joke and a fantasy. No prosecutions or further investigations followed, and historians have questioned whether or not a coup was actually close to execution, although most agree that some sort of “wild scheme” was contemplated and discussed. The news media initially dismissed the plot, with a New York Times editorial characterizing it as a “gigantic hoax”.
Now read his book, placed here for free for educational purposes only:
Commentary On Satire Impaired America by Mitch Santell
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Nancy Pelosi has inspired Millions with her demonic clapping during the President’s State Of The Union Address. Nancy even went so far as to state: “I can’t believe he wanted the whole thing for himself.” (This was her internal dialogue that she freely says to the press whatever is going on in her mind because of Dementia which is made worse by drinking alcohol daily.*
*This is the only speculation I can share since I am in California and not living in the District of Criminals. Nancy’s seizures get worse daily in my observation of her.
Here is a sample:
Here is one final example that will bring my point home:
Commentary and Observations by Mitch Santell and Ricky Ray
The past ten days here in America have felt like a weird reality show. Over this time I’ve had numerous dialogue’s with my Executive Producer RR, so I am going to try to sequence what is happening as best I can.
First, we have been down this road before.
In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared a limited national emergency. The country faced very real dangers, with Nazi armies having taken control of Western Europe. If Britain fell, Adolf Hitler posed an existential threat to the United States and democratic governments around the world. With Atlantic trade routes imperiled by German submarines, Roosevelt signed an executive agreement without congressional sanction that handed over 50 American destroyers to Britain’s Royal Navy to protect shipping lanes. Six months before Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt declared an unlimited national emergency and ordered the U.S. Navy to attack on sight any German subs that approached convoys traversing the ocean. These actions kept Britain in the war.
This document was signed six months before Pearl Harbor.
The United States’ formal entry into the Second World War unshackled Roosevelt. Although his role as commander in chief provided him with tremendous authority, he far surpassed the constitutional powers envisioned.
While President Roosevelt delegated many war-fighting decisions to senior military leaders, he essentially took over the national economy, fundamentally reorganizing and controlling the industrial sector, restricting transportation, guiding collective bargaining and regulating communications.
Abraham Lincoln did it.
The Civil War, the Second World War, and the Cuban missile crisis were all actual national emergencies, where the very existence of the country was at risk.
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It is Legal to Lie to Congress
Tyla and Douglas Gabriel are joined with Michael McKibben to explain how it is now perfectly legal to lie to Congress, or anyone in the U.S. Government..and they can lie to you, too. Anyone can do it but you have to know what law your are looking for. Learn about the 1996 law they passed while you were “asleep” to make sure that no one goes to jail.
The False Statements Accountability Act (“FSAA”) was sponsored by a one-term freshman Senator William J. Martini (NJ) who later became a federal judge. It included a bizarre Subsection (b) that permits judges, attorneys and parties to lie to Congress, courts and agencies without liability.