SPECIAL: Winslow Wheeler – US Congress Hides The Earmarks But They Are Still There — Most Corrupt Congress in History, With Lockheed As a Particular Beneficiary

Corruption, Government, Military
Winslow Wheeler

Those Porky Pentagon Earmarks Never Really Went Away

In fact, the new scheme is even more venal, underhanded, and wasteful.

The new pork system is deceptive and complex. It took all of my 31 years of experience on Capitol Hill to fully unravel it, with the help of some excellent research from two outstanding watchdog groups, Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance.

Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) reported that 68 procurement programs in this defense bill received $7.5 billion in new, unrequested spending, a large portion going to the Lockheed Corporation. These are blatant earmarks, as explained by TCS, which also pointed out that the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee added $5.6 billion to the procurement account for these items, while its Senate counterpart added a more generous $6.2 billion. The bill was “compromised” by the conference committee at a level above both: $7.5 billion.

Read full article in The American Conservative.

Stephen E. Arnold: Ignoring Amazon — Bad Idea…

Commerce, Corruption, IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Ignoring Amazon: Risky, Short Sighted, Maybe Not an Informed Decision

I read “AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source.” The write up does a good job of explaining how convenience can generate cash for old line businesses.

There are several facets of Amazon’s system and method for competition which may be more important than the inclusion of open source software in its suite of “conveniences.”

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SPECIAL: President Donald Trump Bitch-Slaps Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Best Possible Manner — HOLD THE LINE, MR. PRESIDENT! UPDATE Grr Cartoon

Ethics, Government, Military
NOT TODAY, NOT AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE

President’s Letter Below the Fold.

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SPECIAL: 5G Will Mutate You Or Kill You….

03 Economy, 06 Family, 07 Health, 07 Other Atrocities, 10 Transnational Crime, 11 Society, Commerce, Corruption, Government, IO Impotency, Law Enforcement, Media

Tip of the Hat to Ray Songtree.

See Also:

5G @ Phi Beta Iota

Donald Trump: Worth a Read – How the Shutdown Might Lead to a Reduction in Force Across the US Government

Ethics, Government

Worth a read.

I’m A Senior Trump Official, And I Hope A Long Shutdown Smokes Out The Resistance

Trump’s shutdown trap?

Ed Jewett from Jim Stone: IRS Loves Illegals That Steal Social Security Numbers and Get Over $4 Billion a Year in Tax Credits

Government, Idiocy

IRS Admits It Encourages Illegals To Steal Social Security Numbers For Taxes

Robert Wood

Forbes, 13 April 2016

Tip of the Hat to Jim Stone.

2011 audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration confirmed that individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States were paid $4.2 billion in refundable credits.

Robert Steele: US Abducts Black Female US Citizen, Because She is an Iranian Press TV Anchor? UPDATE 2: Testifying

#Events, Idiocy, Law Enforcement, Peace Intelligence
Robert David STEELE Vivas

This is going to hurt the President of the United States with the US black population that he needs in 2020. The black leaders that flagged this for me are incensed.

Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi jailed in US on unspecified charges

This woman (who I met in passing when she was shadowing former Congresswoman and future Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney as we campaigned for #UNRIG – Election Integrity) is a US citizen born and raised.

The FBI has her in custody in DC.  I doubt the veracity of the Press  TV claim  that she is only being offered pork to eat, for me this is simple.  Unless she is running drugs or is a full fledged operative of the Iranian secret service, this arrest is bogus and it will hurt the President of the United States far more than he realizes. This woman is  TREASURED by the US black community leaders.

Big mistake. YUGE.

Wikipedia / Marzieh Hashemi

UPDATE 1: Global Outrage

The FBI Abducts American Journalist Marzieh Hashemi

UPDATE 2: Testifying

After Days Of Silence, Court Says Detained Iranian-American Is Testifying

American journalist who works for Iranian TV held as material witness

Fred Burks: Sex Abuse by Doctors – with Impunity

06 Family, 07 Other Atrocities, 09 Justice, 11 Society, Commerce, Corruption, Government, Law Enforcement

Sex Abuse by Doctors

Doctors Sexually Abuse Patients With Impunity

“More than 2,400 U.S. doctors have been sanctioned for sexually abusing their patients. State medical boards, which oversee physicians, allowed more than half the sanctioned doctors to keep their licenses even after the accusations of sexual abuse were determined to be true.”   ~~  ABC News on sex abuse by doctors, 7/6/16

Read full post with multiple articles and links.

Berto Jongman: Steven Feldstein on How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping Repression

Commerce, Corruption, Government, IO Deeds of War, IO Impotency, Law Enforcement
Berto Jongman

How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping Repression

Steven Feldstein

Journal of Democracy, 30/1 January 2019

Around the world, artificial-intelligence (AI) systems are showing their potential for abetting repressive regimes and upending the relationship between citizen and state, thereby accelerating a global resurgence of authoritarianism. China is driving the proliferation of AI technology to authoritarian and illiberal regimes, an approach that has become a key component of Chinese geopolitical strategy. The significance of this technology for authoritarians around the globe, as well as for their democratic opponents, is growing ever clearer. To counter not only the spread of high-tech repression abroad, but also potential abuses at home, policy makers in democratic states must think seriously about how to mitigate harm and to shape better practices.