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    State of the Disunion Address by Dennis Leahy

    The state of the disunion of the USA, Inc., February 9, 2020.


    Note: I am not a billionaire or a millionaire, nor a mouthpiece for oligarchs, so some of you with a Pavlovian response to the oligarchic narrative will not be interested in what I have to say. Save yourself from a furrowed brow and close this thread quickly.

    For others, well, I am a human, I am a US citizen, I have opinions that are based on my honest attempts at discovering and espousing the truth. I have no agenda to get into your wallet, your pants, or to manipulate you into supporting me in any way. If nothing else, see me as the "fool on the hill." What follows, in bullet-point format, is my honest assessment of the actual current state of the disunion of the USA (as overtly managed by oligarchic representatives of the USA, Inc.)


    ● The USA, Inc. is a corporate entity. 99.9999% of the citizens contained within the confines of the USA, Inc. have no stock in this corporate entity, and no influence on the workings of this corporate entity.


    ● The USA, Inc. is not a constitutional republic other than "on paper", and never has been.


    ● The USA, Inc. is, and has always been, owned and controlled by unelected oligarchs. Synonyms for the "oligarchs" are "the shadow government", "the unelected government", the "permanent government", and "the deep state."


    ● An orchestrated ruse used by the oligarchs is the pretense of any semblance of democracy, the pretense of free and fair elections, and the pretense that elected officials represent citizens.


    ● All elected officials solely represent the oligarchs.


    ● The USA, Inc. election ruse is orchestrated using two corporate entities (DNC and RNC), while providing the appearance of (a binary) electoral choice by citizens.


    ● The RNC and DNC corporations are the public relations face of the oligarchs, perpetuating the notion that US citizens have governmental representation.


    ● The RNC and DNC corporations run the USA, Inc.'s "elections", in effect, hiring their own replacements (from the DNC and RNC pool.)


    ● The RNC and DNC corporations are controlled by oligarchs, and willingly serve oligarchs.


    ● The RNC and DNC corporations and their politicians - like Mobster Families - really do fight each other for a chance to enrich themselves as faux public servants, knowing full well that they only serve oligarchs. This fight for a very lucrative share of the oligarch's crumbs is cast as a difference of political/governance ideals as part of the control narrative.


    ● The oligarchs do not really care whether the major politicians that are "elected" are branded as "Democrats" or "Republicans", because all major decisions and the underlying agenda are controlled by the oligarchs and are served equally by both of the faux-political parties.


    ● The oligarchs own and control all major media.


    ● All major media is dedicated to oligarchic narrative control, propagandizing citizens relentlessly from birth to death to accept the oligarchic narrative as if it was the truth.


    ● There may or may not be various, distinct "shadow" groups within the oligarchy, but there is only one global network of corporations that all oligarchs are connected to and interconnected with as a feeding tube. Individual oligarchs own and control the major corporations within the global network, and are interconnected with all of the other corporate entities.


    ● Every major politician, globally, is fed by the same global network of corporations - even the ones who profess to oppose the oligarchs (like Sanders.)


    ● The agenda of the oligarchs is to own and control every "resource" on planet Earth. Humans are simply seen as a disposable "resource" by oligarchs.


    ● No major USA, Inc. politician cares about you or your family in any way, nor do they care about the environment, nor do they care about any other living entities on Earth. Sociopathy is a required trait for major politicians in the USA, Inc.


    ● Current oligarchic agenda includes the destruction of the democratically elected governments of Venezuela, Syria, and quasi-theocratic Iran, the elimination of Palestine, and continued imperial expansion into African nations. Regardless which Democrat or Republican sits in the Big Chair in the White House, regardless whether the US Senate and House of "Representatives" have a Democrat or Republican majority, the agenda of the oligarchs will be followed (as should be obvious to anyone geopolitically savvy over the past decades when it became so amazingly overt that the agenda was consistent regardless of the dominant political faction.)


    ● A favored ruse within the narrative control in the USA, Inc. is to pretend to be a follower of Jesus Christ. It should be overtly obvious - even hilarious - to any actual follower of the "Prince of Peace", whose major message can be summed up with the phrase, "Love God and love your neighbor as yourself" that the purportedly Christian politicians represent the exact opposite of Christ's teachings.


    ● "Q"/qanon is a messenger of the oligarchs.


    ● The most frightening concepts to the oligarchs are sharing and cooperation, because the oligarchic agenda is ownership and competition. This is why any world government with a degree of actual socialism (which is actually sharing among the people rather than ownership by the oligarchs) is targeted for destruction.


    ● Oligarchs do fight among themselves for expansion of their control and ownership of the whole. They are not one big happy family that shares the Earth's "resources" among themselves. This is not to be confused as weakness or vulnerability - their inter-fights are merely chess matches.


    ● No one, human or alien, is going to rescue humanity from the oligarchs. The only slight possibility that I can see would be for the citizens of the most egregious countries (the US being the alpha) to break the oligarch's control over their country's government by uniting and taking over the election system, citizens rewriting all election laws to end political parties and make a requirement for running for elected office that the candidate must not be connected to the global network of corporations. Otherwise, oligarch representatives (every politician you can name) will retain oligarchic control.

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    And speaking of global, it's not all bad ...

    From a big fav of mine ...


    Leonid & Friends: The Story So Far.


    Using his own video material together with an interview with Jazz.Ru Magazine, this is the story of how a musical director from Moscow has won the hearts of jazz/rock fans worldwide by painstakingly transcribing his favourite songs and creating a note-perfect tribute band to the American super-group, Chicago.
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    Leonid & Friends | 2020 USA Tour Schedule
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    U.S. Border Seizures of Meth, Fentanyl Set to Break Records in 2020

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    On the date of his one year anniversary in office ...

    'Attorney general Bill Barr gets an ethics complaint for Valentine’s Day' ...




    US attorney general Bill Barr isn’t getting much love of late.


    Today, he became the subject of a complaint to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is requesting an investigation into Barr’s alleged violations of Justice Department (DOJ) rules and ethical conduct standards for executive branch employees.

    At the heart of the complaint are Barr’s public comments about an ongoing inquiry—namely, the DOJ’s probe into the origins of the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election (aka “investigate the investigators”). His allegedly prejudicial “inflammatory and disparaging” statements on matters related to an active probe taint the inquiry’s integrity and public sentiment and appear to violate government rules and codes of conduct, CREW argues.

    But that is not the sole problem, it adds, and there’s evidence to support that sentiment, this week especially.

    Barr came under fire Tuesday after career prosecutors withdrew from the Roger Stone case, following president Donald Trump’s tweets disparaging their sentencing recommendations. The proposed punishment for Trump’s associate was within statutory guidelines, yet the DOJ subsequently filed a new sentencing memo with a reduced recommended sentence, claiming the action was unrelated to the president’s sentiments (meanwhile, an emboldened Trump suggested that the prosecutors doing their jobs had gone “rogue”).

    Lawyers were furious. “Bill Barr’s DOJ is plainly nothing more than a satellite office of the White House,” said Glenn Kirschner, an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst who worked as a federal prosecutor for 30 years. “Trump tweets his outrage and Barr reacts like a lapdog.”

    Barr attempted to redeem himself yesterday, telling ABC News that it was “impossible” to do his job with the president’s continual public commentary undermining his legal authority. Barr insisted that he must do what he thinks is right, regardless of the president’s desires.

    However, his view of what’s proper is so often identical to the president’s wants that not everyone was sold on his uncommonly critical response to the tweeter-in-chief. Given Barr’s track record, the cynicism was perhaps warranted.

    Last year, for example, Barr’s initial summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into foreign election meddling and obstruction of justice by Trump mischaracterized and minimized the inquiry’s conclusions. Since, he’s advanced the Trump narrative that the FBI “spied” on the president’s campaign and called Mueller’s investigation a politically motivated “sham.”

    So, some question whether Barr really needs the president to stop tweeting because he’s sincerely interested in the DOJ’s integrity as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. Perhaps, in fact, his real complaint is that he can’t act as Trump’s puppet if the president discloses his desires on social media and exposes Barr’s role in making those wishes his command.

    “It sure looks like what he really meant was that it’s hard to keep acting to protect the president instead of enforce the law when Trump keeps saying the quiet part out loud,” CREW spokesman Jordan Libowitz told Quartz today. “He should be judged by his actions, and his actions harm the integrity of the Department of Justice.”

    Whether the OIG will act on the request to initiate an investigation of Barr is unclear, however. The office has limited authority in this context. A provision in the Inspector General Act of 1978 carves out an exception to the general rule that the OIG is responsible for investigating alleged misconduct in executive branch agencies, leaving inquiries about the DOJ to the department’s own Office of Professional Responsibility.

    Technically then, the OIG must ask Barr’s subordinates for the green light to inquire into their boss’s deeds and, if given, coordinate and cooperate with the very department that’s being probed. That seems highly unlikely to happen.

    Still, doing nothing about Barr’s seeming submission to Trump—as evidenced by his actions and his apparent flouting of ethics rules and conduct codes—has dangerous long-term consequences that can’t be ignored. “If he keeps acting as if he were the president’s private attorney and not the Attorney General of the United States,” Libowitz warned, “Americans will continue to lose confidence in our justice system. And that is a terrifying precedent.”


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    Trump takes limo on track at Daytona 500 ...


    I believe this action now qualifies him ...

    And I sense Jeff Foxworthy would agree...



    You Might Be a Redneck If...


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    Medicare for All: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    As presidential candidates continue to discuss Medicare for All, John Oliver explores how much it might cost, what it will change, and who it will help.
    Feb 16, 2020

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    Into the bottomless pit ...

    Is the U.S. Headed Towards Tyranny?
    Timothy Snyder Discusses | Amanpour and Company



    President Trump has just announced the sentence commutation of former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich, a move that arrives just days after the DOJ overruled a harsher prison sentence for Roger Stone. Given the increased White House involvement in judicial matters, Yale University's Timothy Snyder, a historian and author who has devoted much of his career to understanding the rise of tyranny in different parts of the world, sits down with Ana Cabrera to discuss his concerns about a worrying trend taking root in the U.S.

    Originally aired on February 18, 2020.

    19:46 minutes



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