The Russian Play By Play – Guest Post by Keeley Level, promoted by Bruce Bacon

Russia

1. Russians launder $230 Million into NY real estate including Trump properties.
2. Russian lawyer feuding with Putin tips off US authorities.
3. Preet Bharara opens investigation into Racketeering and money laundering including members of Trump family and Manafort.
4. Sessions fires Bharara
5. Russian lawyer who was to testify in case assassinated in street in Ukraine.
6. FBI arrests 2 Turkish bankers representing Russians who immediately hire Giuliani’s law firm.
7. Giuliani tries to circumvent local prosecutors and goes to Comey looking for a deal.
8. Comey not interested. Grand Jury hands down indictments.
9. Trump wants Comey to close Russia investigation
10. Comey not interested
11. Trump fires Comey
12. Sessions announces that Department of Justice “settled” the case with the racketeering and money laundering perpetrators by paying a fine, so there will be no trial. DOJ and witnesses scheduled to testify for the government shocked!
13. Acting FBI Director appoints Special Counsel Mueller before Sessions and Trump appoint new director of FBI for fear of “settling” Russian probe as well.
14. The lawyer who represented the Russian money launderer is the same one who met with Trump Jr.
15. There was another person who attended the meeting: a former member of Russian counter intelligence now a Russian Lobbyist. (Trump Lawyers lied about who attended meeting as well as the details.).
16. Newt Gingrich now added to the investigation for setting up the meeting.
17. Kushner updates his FS86 Security Clearance form for a third time. Seems he just remembered over 100 contacts with foreigners during the campaign and transition. He submitted the first two accounts under the penalty of Perjury and will eventually be charged.
18. Manafort retroactively registers as a foreign agent.
19. Peter Smith Republican operative who claimed to work for Flynn and was in contact with Russian Hackers seeking Clinton emails committed suicide after speaking with the press and admitting to his role.
20. Trump lawyers release five different versions of the meeting along with reversing the statement that “Trump did not know about the meeting”. Trump suddenly remembered something was said about it.
21. Trump Jr’s attempt at transparency came only after the NY Times sent copies of his emails to the White House seeking comment. They asked for a delay in release, which was granted by the Times. They then released the info before the Times could.
22. Rupert Murdoch now shows up as a person of interest due to a company called Genie Energy and his need for Putin’s ok to develop reserves in Occupied Syria!
23. Fox News runs with story that Comey’s notes, which were released contained classified Information. Blasted it out all day from all venues. Trump then tweeted the same. 15 hours later they had to retract it as a lie. No one was fired or resigned.
24. Brian McCauley, Fox News contributor and former FBI agent who made up negative stories about Clinton that was spread by FOX and Russian trolls and bots to key states was on Flynn’s payroll during the campaign and also retracted the stories as being false. No repercussions at Fox.
25. Fox News pundit Wayne Simmons claiming to be CIA agent was arrested, charged and sent to prison for impersonating an agent. He created numerous lies about Clinton over 12 years of broadcasts. FOX slinks away again.
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What Net Neutrality Means To Me

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Battle For The Net

St. John’s Church, Richmond, Virginia March 23, 1775. – x-post from Colonial Williamsburg History Website

(the original content can be found here, though I have done my best to reproduce it verbatim) —>  http://www.history.org/almanack/life/politics/giveme.cfm

 

Patrick Henry

 

MR. PRESIDENT: No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves, and the House? Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with these war-like preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask, gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending²if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!


Source: Wirt, William. Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry . (Philadelphia) 1836, as reproduced in The World’s Great Speeches, Lewis Copeland and Lawrence W. Lamm, eds., (New York) 1973.

VOLUNTEER TO BE AN AMERICAN HERO -the life you save may be yours or a loved one – guest post by Michael Rushnak

Congress 2

The 10 States we are missing so far include Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

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1. Missouri—Terry Flowers, Winston Apple, Hemdah Salonimer-Horner, Carol Bloomer
2. Pennsylvania–Lon Diffenderfer, Joshua Levin
3. Washington–Maxcine Allison, Geraldine Adams, Madelane Coale, Pamela Dalan, Phil Polizitto, Kim Fischer, Alex Mcrobie, Rachel Aye
4. South Carolina—Gregg Joccoy
5. Kentucky–Thomas Casey, Connie Grubbs
6. Virginia– Tami Goodman, Bettie Anderson
7. Louisiana–Debbie Priebe, Heidi Sinclair,Butch Gautreaux
8. Vermont-Amy Connellan
9. California–, Gabriela Middlebrooks, Michelle Reed Proctor, Isabel Sydow, Ryan Magdangal, John Miranda, Karen Stevens, Jonathan Riggs
10. New Jersey- Shelley Kessler-Mendias, Frank C Brown, Sandra Levine-Israel
11. Georgia–Doretha Walker, Marcus L Wells, M.D, Tammy Payne.
12.New York-Terry Falk, Misty Richardson, Neil R. Friedman, Josephine L Heck, Sean Robertson, Geraldine Librandi, Peter Casanave
13. Indiana–Kelly Knight, Michelle Wilhelm, Sandi Knapp, Chaim Julian, Robert Deppert, Debra Cusick, Gina Robinson Ungar, Mark Jansen, Mary Holbrock
14. Nevada–Diane D. Raucher, Dianna Mitzner
15. Oklahoma–Sam Budgerdog Oday, Linda Tenney Sexton, Susan Pippin
16. Colorado–Silvia Earhart
17. Florida–Roxanne Campbell,. Mitchell Stollberg, Kim Watterson Farabaugh, Vivian Drean, Hector Lavalle, Seeta Durjan Begui, Eli Logan, , Michaelangelo Hamilton, Andrew Huston
18. Tennessee–Melissa Brown, Tina Dixon
19, Alabama–Bev Taylor, Tom Kennedy, George Burks
20. North Carolina–Janet Price-Ferrell, Lin wefel, Raeanne Jones, Marshall Johnston
21 New Hampshire-Theresa Allen, Michael P Jordan, Sara Stuart
22. Hawaii- J’nene Kay Louden, Dennis B. Miller
23. Arizona–Matthew Esbrook,, Carolyn Rogers
24. Oregon- Rick Staggenborg, M.D, Debbie Robblee, Cristi Haiser
25. Maryland-Ted Athey, Michael Rosenblum, M.D, Melanie Oringer,, Christie Demnowicz, Donna Simone-Plamondon, Jen Gerlach, Rekha Rapaka
26-Texas–Darla Seter Moore, Sofia Sepulveda, Judith Cashin Lerma, R.N., Jennie Garza, Joe Hildalgo
27. Ohio– Dennis Slotnick
28, Illinois– Joann Conrad
29, Connecticut–Keith P. Chase
30 Minnesota –Robert Smith
31. Utah –Victor and Pam Perry
32, Rhode Island–Deanna Jackson
33 West Virginia–Robin White
34. Wisconsin–Lester Menke, Barbara Rodgers
35. Iowa–Jim Bird, Bob Babcock, Alex Martin
36 Montana–Leah Kennedy
37 Michigan-Jerry Bierens -Sue Hadden
38. Kansas–Melody Jerden, Claire Barron
39. Alaska -Dale Richesin
40. New Mexico Jenni Siri
41. DC activists –Pete Perry, Louise Jacob, Elizabeth Walden-Fisher, Bettie Anderson, Matthew Fletcher

 

Use this link to find their contact information

Senators of the 115th Congress

Get on the phones and call these Senators and tell them to vote NO on the repeal of ACA !!! – Guest Post by Quint Lynch

ACA
1. Heller is the most important – (202) 224-6244
2. Collins – (202) 224-2523
3. Murkowski – (202) 224-6665
4. Capito – (202) 224-6472
5. Cassidy – (202) 224-5824
6. Flake – (202) 224-4521
7. Gardner – (202) 224-5941
8. Portman – (202) 224-3353
9. Cruz (yes, that Cruz – he’s facing a tough reelection battle) – (202) 224-5922
10. Paul – (202) 224-4343
11. Lee – (202) 224-5444
12. Sasse – (202) 224-4224
Share this list on social media and find people who live in those states and impress the urgency of this on them. Those phones need to ring like crazy starting Monday.
You may need to copy and paste this message onto your FB timeline… PLEASE spread the word, we have to flood the switchboards.

Nevada Senator Dean Heller Does NOT support Net Neutrality

Kiss your job goodbye!

Dean Heller Net Neutrality 1

All The While McConnell Laughed At Them

Bleeding Flag on Fire

One of the reasons I worked so hard for Obama, for over 15 months, knocked on doors, registered voters, was part of the Human Wall at Cashman Field, arranged events, became a Nevada State Delegate, was because of his Blueprint for Change.

 

One of the things in that little ten page booklet, was his PROMISED support for SINGLE-PAYER healthcare, among other things. That was the most important thing to me, because I have two very expensive, pre-existing conditions and I’d already been without health insurance for 3 years.

 

After Obama was elected, when OFA called, I was there, every time they called, I showed up. When it came time for the Healthcare Debates, before Biden said it was a ‘BIG FUCKING DEAL’, OFA called and asked me to bring people to support Healthcare reform. So I did and when I showed up with my H.R. 676 sign, for all the world to see, I was told that OFA was not supporting that bill and that as a representative of OFA Nevada, I wasn’t allowed to use my sign. I was outraged and yet I stayed, because there was the promise that this Healthcare bill, was the road to Single Payer.

 

I watched C-SPAN while the House Debated 9 different Health Care bills. H.R. 676 was among them, until Mitch McConnell had the Representatives for H.R. 676, removed from the building, by Congressional Security. All the while McConnell laughed at them, as they were being dragged from the House Floor.

 

I read all the Healthcare bills, including all 3000 plus pages of the Healthcare bill that we use today, because I had to do a live radio broadcast, about which bill would be the best. H.R. 676 was/is the best, BAR NONE.

 

I am tired of broken promises and center right compromises. I will no longer believe or listen to, ANY corporate supported (bought and paid for) politicians AT ALL. There is no kinder, gentler, softer way to say this … there is no time left, to let these Corporate WHORES dilly dally around with our lives!

 

 

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