John Ward, across the pond, has good analysis, and uses English so well again. It does seem eternally odd, does it not, that the US judicial system seems happy to throw out Republican affidavits giving evidence of electoral fraud, but at the same time the US has a media set that suffixes every report on what President Trump says about it with “although he has no evidence to support his claims”….and the world anglosphere falls lamely into line.
It is truly Pythonic, with just a dash of Catch22: “We’re not going to review these affidavits because they’re worthless,” said the Ostriches, “so will you stop saying you were cheated, because you haven’t got any evidence – we know this, because we don’t need to look at it”.
My view is simple: it is entirely possible that Trump is lying his fat head off. But the common sense rejoinder to that pov is:
Why press ahead so vigorously with a case if (privately) you know it to be BS? And
If you the State know it to be BS, why not investigate every affidavit thoroughly and enumerate their lack of worth instance by instance?
In short, we have a plaintiff behaving like a guy who’s done his homework, and the State dismissing everything out of hand for fear of finding magic bullets flying backwards, and Presidential Heads exploding in the wrong direction.
Alternate sets of electors have been elected in 5 contested states, to preserve the constitutional framework of Congressional choice in this contested-election. (The investigation of the election has been thwarted to date in the civil courts, but the Director of National Intelligence is due to report this Friday. The Defense Intelligence Agency should have compelling evidence.)
Jim Kunstler is paying attention as this war-game proceeds: President Trump’s 2018 Executive Order 13848 requires the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe, to report forty-five days after the election on foreign election interference. That’s this Friday. What might Mr. Ratcliffe know? Well, supposedly everything. Except both the CIA and the FBI must be considered undependable now, with RussiaGate prankster Gina Haspel in charge of the CIA, and Christopher Wray slow-walking every requested declassified FBI document for years. So, Mr. Ratcliffe must be receiving more dependable intelligence from others, most likely Defense Intelligence.
Many readers may have heard about a supposed raid on the CIA cyber-warfare station in Frankfurt, Germany, and the seizure there of the Dominion computer servers by US Army special ops personnel. Forty-five days was probably enough time for Defense Intelligence to run forensic analysis on those servers, if, in fact, they existed and the raid actually happened. Standing by on that. We just don’t know. But if so, then Mr. Ratcliffe must have some results by now.
What nobody has asked is: in the first place, what on earth would the Dominion servers be doing in Frankfurt, outside the USA, in possession of the CIA? Is the CIA monitoring the vote tabulation… or assisting in it? This raises another question no one has addressed: Servers serve computer networks, which operate via the Internet. If Dominion vote tabulation machines all over America are not allowed to be hooked up to the Internet, how can they be a network? And why would they need a server?
There must be some mistake. This is the exact opposite of what everybody knows.
Top U.S. intelligence officials were so concerned heading into the 2016 election that the Russians were aware of and potentially manipulating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s plans to smear Donald Trump as a Russian agent that they personally briefed President Barack Obama on the matter, newly declassified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents show. CIA officials also requested that the FBI investigate Russian knowledge of the Clinton campaign’s collusion smear operation.https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/06/breaking-dni-declassifies-handwritten-notes-from-john-brennan-2016-cia-referral-on-clinton-campaigns-collusion-operation/
Aw, it all adds up to way under a million dollars cash. "Donations in kind" would be a lot more than that.Facebook, Twitter execs donated big bucks to Biden while blocking Hunter news
Note that Ed Snowden says to please pardon Julian Assange first. GlennGreenwald has this story.The Case For a Pardon of Edward Snowden by President Trump
The real criminals are those he exposed: the security state officials who illegally and unconstitutionally spied on innocent people by the millions, and who still do so.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has a basic article on COVID and vitamin-D.
Low Vitamin-D Bad.
AAPS has this directory. (I am on their private directory, but am booked up for a month and not able to accept new patients.)Directory of Doctors Prescribing Effective Outpatient COVID-19 Therapy , Updated: 16 December 2020
How to Start Preparing for Hard Times on a Very Modest Budget
Really great job of compiling some of my favorites. I stopped checking John Ward, just too hard to keep up with them all, thanks for bringing him forward!
I'll have to give the Slog a look again.
Maybe he has a Jupiter-Saturn-Conjunction piece up.