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We haven’t yet reached that point where the losses to the Russians are sustainable. Replacements may be on their way to the front. They likely will not see the same troops who have until now resisted any new advances. There have been some Ukrainian counter-attacks. The Russians now settle for longer range...

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  • March 17, 2022

This is just a quick post as my movers are coming at any moment and pack my pc away. kittylou wrote on this story but only received 5 recs. Inquiring minds want to know what the fuck this is about. From Business Insider: A mysterious Florida company is said to have...

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  • April 26, 2021
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Banana Republic is not yet a bankrupt concept in America, although it is being sorely tested. Trump’s 1/6 coup counted on the numbers of RWNJs in the US military, including some QAnon-influenced former National Security and ex-DoD/Military. The hint at the misuse of federal personnel was foreshadowed in the Summer...

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  • March 13, 2021

The once and current Malignant Mangoturd fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper right after the election so he could a more toadying toady, Chris Miller, who wasn’t qualified but who be counted on to do what Trump told him to do without bothering him with silly objections like, “Are you sure...

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  • March 11, 2021

There’s actually a White House press briefing at 7pm ET. Just in case you’re watching it live. MSM is comparing the use of press briefings already, considering the lies of the 45 Administration. x Tune in for the first press briefing of the Biden-Harris Administration with Press Secretary Jen Psaki....

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  • January 21, 2021

Even as DC is now better prepared for a “million militia march” on 20 January, the likelihood is that only the most foolhardy will lay their lives down for Trump’s Big Lie. Meanwhile “something of a pariah” Trump will flee to Florida to rehabilitate his now permanently abysmal position in history. And...

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  • January 17, 2021

Security measures in DC are about global and domestic consumption of the image of national security, lest the Russians and others think it’s like the troops needed for the coups at the end of Soviet communism, or even Ukraine and Belarus. Rather than being like a head coach of general manager,...

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  • January 15, 2021

Trump’s passive assent to events like the kidnapping/assassination plot against Michigan Governor Whitmer signaled the path to the current DC crisis. He enjoyed watching the unfolding attack on the Capitol rather than deal with it as a national crisis. x Historians are going to point to Trump’s incitement of the Michigan...

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  • January 12, 2021

The Pentagon, and specifically Acting Defense Secretary and Permanent Obstructionist Christopher Miller, are now saying the Biden team was never denied access to NSA and Defense intelligence agencies — they just hadn’t asked correctly. Pentagon denies blocking Biden transition team (Politico) The Pentagon on Saturday pushed back strongly against reports...

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  • December 6, 2020

Delaying the transition seems now to be more sinister, even as the eventual discovery of Trumpian crimes could extend into his “second” term. Mike Pompeo is workshopping stand-up material for his 2024 run for POTUS. Meanwhile there’s more obstruction in what usually is a peaceful presidential transition. Why is there positioning of Trumpists...

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  • November 10, 2020

It’s common courtesy, not to mention common sense, to ask someone’s permission before using them in an advertisement. The Trump campaign has no interest in courtesy, sense, or for that matter the law. They put out an ad which took Dr. Fauci totally out of context to make it appear...

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  • October 12, 2020

I rescind my belief that Democratic politicians shouldn’t go on Fox under any circumstances. Mayor Pete forced their brainwashed viewers to confront reality. Most rightwing outlets have decided to just completely ignore this latest Trump scandal, where he called fallen soldiers “losers” and “suckers,” and instead focus on Nancy Pelosi’s hairdresser. Faux...

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  • September 5, 2020

Street protests do not resemble those of the 1960s and Portland is not like Berlin after WWI, even as Trump has constructed from DHS tactical units and DoD contractors, an actual Freikorps. The Spartacist League and the Catholic League will not be meeting in the next World Baseball Classic. Trump probably cannot name a...

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  • August 9, 2020

up today For context, Trump has threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, the legislation that funds DOD and includes a pay raise military service personnel, if it in any way mandates renaming of military installations named for traitors —  Confederate military personnel. It is long past time for...

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  • July 22, 2020

Now more evidence emerges in the #RussiaBounty scandal and Trump simply looks to be even more negligent. He was briefed multiple times over the past year. Look for more distractions Tuesday, as multiple agencies engage in CYA statements. x Fact–Obama does not read his intelligence briefings nor does he get...

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  • June 30, 2020

Trump’s phone calls with world leaders has probably been a source of much entertainment for the SIGINT community, considering how leaky his channels of communication have been. The current revelations about the frequency and timing of calls with Putin probably has been interesting as probably have been the ability of...

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  • June 29, 2020

Apparently there’s RWNj demand for something that’s like Twitter but monetizes subscription scams and harvests influence among like-minded crazies.  Parler is the RWNJ refuge from Twitter, like it makes much of a difference considering Twitter still allows Trump to tweet. So much work just so you can show reactionary “tongue-in-cheek”...

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  • June 26, 2020

Rather than doubling COVID-19 testing, spectacles worthy of Space Force. Because Stalin had no monopoly on cultural marxism in championing national unity. The Pentagon is planning a multicity tour of the U.S. military’s top flight demonstration teams to “champion national unity” amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to senior U.S. officials and...

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  • April 28, 2020

If you’re asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you’re really asking when’s it going to happen to “me,” because it’s already happened to many other people. Eric Roston During WWII the United States took control over the Marshall Islands (Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ), a part of the larger island...

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  • February 1, 2020

Ultimately, conservatism is about mercenary money, so at some point, delays in the perishable publication of the Bolton memoir could be no different than the “catch and kill” of any Trump paramour’s story. en.wikipedia.org/… Rick Wilson ignores how Bolton’s superPAC could get some bigly money from somewhere foreign/domestic that would...

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  • February 1, 2020

Over sixty hours of golf over the past two weeks. His ‘head’ is worth less than his federal golf expenses, but enough to buy a lottery ticket for everyone in Iran Trump now on the golf course; his 257th day at a Trump golf club and 338th at a Trump property...

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  • January 5, 2020

With his nomination of former Raytheon vice president and lobbyist Mark Esper for secretary of defense, Donald Trump essentially chummed the swamp with alligator feed. Of course, it was kind of a joke for Trump to put a defense contractor in charge of the DoD while at the same time...

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  • January 4, 2020

Using a description from Wikipedia, admittedly a dubious source, after the roll of a pair of dice and the chance presentation of a single pip on each die, placed together they resemble a snake’s eyes. This sort of roll also draws a comparison with the discomfiting reputation of the snake...

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  • January 3, 2020

The big story right now is about the unredacted memos that Kate Brannan at Just Security just got hold of.  Included in them is the previously redacted message from OMB associate director Mike Duffey to Elaine McCusker at DOD, sent the day after Bolton, Pompeo, and Esper all met with...

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  • January 2, 2020

Just before leaving for the golf course this morning, Trump reminded us of his concern for law enforcement hygiene. Darn those dirty (filthy) cops. Darn that psychological projection. New unredacted emails between OMB and DoD show that Trump did continue the hold on Arms for Dirt funds. x ….had happened...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • January 2, 2020

Because global hegemony needed a branding campaign in time for the debut of the latest Star Wars film. And the border wall got some direct funding. But with Space Force, and like other boondoggles, Trump “wanted a favor, though”, and remains a question to be asked in the 2020 campaign. x...

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  • December 21, 2019

Recall that this was the day the GOP stormed the SCIF. This DoD fact-witness nails down the issues holding up military aid and the elements of the narrative that is not simply about one conversation but a parallel, insurgent process to abet bribery and extortion.  The testimony of Deputy Assistant Secretary...

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  • November 11, 2019

According to a new report prepared by the US Army and, commissioned by the Pentagon, found that the next couple of decades will be so chaotic due to a warming climate that we will be unable to adapt in time. Our inability to change will be the result of years...

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  • October 26, 2019

Apparently, Trump’s lawyer(s) have been volunteering, in the context of immunity, the exposure of the VPOTUS to indictment. Not much space under that bus. Why does Donald Trump's legal team keep bringing making the unprompted point that a vice president can totally be prosecuted while in office?! (…wonders Mike Pence,...

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  • October 24, 2019

The protest is over, after delaying the hearing for five hours. Laura Cooper of the DoD is testifying. The sit-in was held by GOP House members not on the relevant committees in the SCIF facility. PIzza was ordered and apparently no one was arrested. Republicans forming a literal mob to obstruct...

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  • October 23, 2019

This debacle continues as Trump claims he’s in favor of world peace, likely because he “lost” the Nobel prize to someone who brokered actual peace. Even more likely is that Trump’s holdings in Turkey were threatened and he was given a signal that this withdrawal would be favorable to Putin. This is shaping...

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  • October 13, 2019

Monday began with an attempt by Individual-1 to draw attention from Ukraine by allowing Turkey to intensify military operations against the Kurds. This is why Trump didn’t play golf Sunday, because of his “great and unmatched wisdom” needed to strategize yet another move against democracy. x The White House's announcement of the...

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  • October 8, 2019

In solidarity, Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Deb, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team No, Mexico is not paying for it, as then-candidate Trump promised. Congress has repeatedly refused to fund money for any large-scale new wall construction. The American taxpayer doesn’t want to...

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  • September 26, 2019

You know, that’s a good point. Still, the Trump regime is kind of like the mafia … if everyone in the mafia were Fredo. But, you know, the mafia has lasted as long as it has because it tries to cover its tracks. The Trump Family? Not so much.  Speaking about...

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  • September 10, 2019

This is not the diary I wanted to write. Though it includes snippets of the research I wanted to share, it is not what I had been working on for the past few days, obviously. I am rushing this diary through as I had most of the research already and...

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  • July 2, 2019

Sen. Graham, whatever Donald Trump has on you, it can’t possibly be more embarrassing than the stuff you’ve been saying on TV. Just let the photos of you wearing a gimp suit while slathered in Crisco and vanilla sprinkles get uploaded to your Facebook account. Who cares at this point?...

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  • February 17, 2019

I didn’t believe it, but here it is. Trump just said that he can treat the federal workforce exactly like he treated all of his real estate contractors: x The Wall is different than the 25 Billion Dollars in Border Security. The complete Wall will be built with the Shutdown...

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  • December 25, 2018

Hey, why not DKOS ??? Take it to the bank! We got contacts at the White House. They want to elect their favorite presidential candidate. Why not cut a deal like Halliburton in the 00's ? Sure thing: we back off a skosh on pushing Bernie Sanders, they give us...

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  • June 14, 2015

Word out of Iraq from yesterday is quite different the what I see in the morning war coverage out of MSM/corporate media. — Over in Iraq the coalition has set up two large-scale victories in the north. — Same time, everyone over there observes a sea change to Sunni tribal...

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  • May 24, 2015

The Economist tries to get it right. The center of Ramadi is indeed under ISIS control. That's “ISIS” as an acronym for Islamic State Is Shxt. What matters most in Iraq goes to three things: — The Sunnis in Syria and in Iraq are now terrified of the ISIS fighters....

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  • May 23, 2015