Seeing 2020:  Democratic National Committee v. Republican National Committee.  Oh, And Happy Presidents’ Day! (February 17, 2020)

Posted in Democrats, Elections, MSM, Republicans, War and Wall Street Party on February 17, 2020 by e-commentary.org

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K          “In 2016, the Republican National Committee (RNC) ran a fair and open primary that regurgitated the worst possible candidate.  In 2016, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) ran an unfair and rigged primary that regurgitated the worst possible candidate.”

J          “The great war between the ‘D’ Division and the ‘R’ Division of the ‘War and Wall Street Party’ rages on.  The Bloods and the Crips, I tell you.  It is a vicious street fight raging in the suites.”  

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K          “The old man Sanders is the fav of the young and the foe of the old who want to protect the wealth they yanked from the young.”

J          “And the younger ‘War and Wall Street’ pretenders appeal to the old and promise to protect their wealth against the legitimate claims of the young.”

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K          “In 2016, the DNC decided to ‘lose with Clinton rather than win with Sanders’ because a Trump victory advanced their economic interests.”

J          “And this year the DNC has decided to ‘lose with one of the War and Wall Streeters rather than win with Sanders’ again because a second Trump term does not threaten their economic interests.”

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K          “The greatest threat to democracy is not dark money or the influence of Russia or Israel, it is the MSM actively supporting a ‘War and Wall Street’ candidate and falsely presenting a claim of impartiality.”

J          “The citizen who seeks to be informed must disregard almost everything foisted by the corporate press.”

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[See “The Myth Of Incompetence:  DNC Scandals Are A Feature, Not A Bug” dated February 6, 2020 and other articles in “caitlinjohnstone.com” by Caitlin Johnstone, the recipient of the 2019 Pushitzer Prize In Commentary.]

[See the e-commentary at “DNC:  ‘We’re Losers.  Vote for Us.’ (February 27, 2017)”, “Impeachment Imbroglio.  Oh, And Happy Saint Nicholas Day! (December 2, 2019)” and “The First Look At The ‘Second Political Party’ (January 3, 2011)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

When you are a loser, well, you are a loser

Covid-19 f.d.b.a. Coronavirus:  Coming to a town near you

Seeing 2020:  Profiles In Cowardice; Profiles In Courage.  Oh, And Happy Valentine’s Day! (February 10, 2020)

Posted in Awards / Incentives, Cameo In Courage Award, Courage, Ebola, Profile In Courage Award on February 10, 2020 by e-commentary.org

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Hi _________!

John Lewis. Gerald Ford. Gabrielle Giffords. John McCain. Mitch Landrieu. Barack Obama. George H. W. Bush. Nancy Pelosi.

What do these inspiring elected officials (and others!) have in common? They all served or continue to serve the public courageously, fighting for justice and putting the greater good ahead of their own careers. That’s why we honored them with the Profile in Courage Award.

Can you nominate a leader who inspires you for this year’s Profile in Courage Award? The deadline is soon — February 15 — and it just takes a few minutes! 

It’s critically important that we have leaders who follow their consciences and a public that demands the leadership we all deserve. As President Kennedy so eloquently put it in Profiles in Courage, “We, the people, are the boss, and we will get the kind of political leadership, be it good or bad, that we demand and deserve.”

Thanks in advance for using your voice to call for courageous leadership. We’ll keep you updated on who wins this year’s Profile in Courage Award.

Thank you,

The JFK Library Foundation Team

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Dear Kennedy folks:

You don’t know courage.  This year, break with your tradition and settled practice and nominate someone who has shown real courage not someone you want to play squash with.  Consider: 

Julian Paul Assange

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning

Edward Joseph Snowden

Jeffrey Alexander Sterling

William Edward Binney

Thomas Andrews Drake

John Chris Kiriakou

Daniel Ellsberg

Maurice Robert “Mike” Gravel

Other names upon request.

Thank you for your attention to these deserving individuals.  Best wishes.

Sincerely,

K

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[See “Julian Assange Wins 2020 Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award” in “Consortium News” by Joe Lauria dated February 10, 2020.]

[See the e-commentary on “On Courage and Truth (March 17, 2008)” and the “Cameo In Courage Award” that challenges the dubious and discredited award given by the establishment to other members of the establishment.  Society needs an award that rewards those who are truly courageous.  The annual “Cameo in Courage Awards” were made in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.]  

Bumper stickers of the week:

Courage.  Why not?

Coronavirus:  Coming to a town near you

Seeing 2020:  Déjà vu All Over Again.  Oh, And Happy Groundhog Day! (February 3, 2020)

Posted in Collapse, Ebola, Health Care, Public Health, Wall Street on February 3, 2020 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Contagion in the market and contagion outside the market.”

J          “I have seen this before.”

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J          “No matter how much things stay the same, they stay the same.”

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Bumper stickers of the week:

Coronavirus:  Coming to a town near you

No one ever died from overexposure to education

Seeing 2020: Panda + Bruin > Eagle. Oh, And Happy Chinese New Year! (January 27, 2020)

Posted in China, Russia on January 27, 2020 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Panda < Eagle > Bruin ; Panda + Bruin > Eagle”

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K          “And no one sees it.”

J          “No one wants to see it.”

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[See the e-commentary at “AIIB:  China: 1; U.S.A.: 0? (April 6, 2015)”; “The China-Russia Affair: Advancing The Petro-Yuan; Dictating The Future (March 26, 2018)”; “China:  “The Silent Takeover” Overtakes Silently.  Oh, And Happy Chinese New Year! (February 4, 2019)” and “Globalization:  Colonization Without The Costs; Corporations Supplant Countries.  Oh, And Happy Bastille Day! (July 15, 2019)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Panda < Eagle > Bruin ; Panda + Bruin > Eagle

Coronavirus:  Black Swan?

May you live in interesting times

Seeing 2020:  A Sanctuary City Is Legal If It Respects And Protects ____________.  Oh, And Happy Martin Luther King Day! (January 20, 2020)

Posted in Clinton, Guns, O'Bama on January 20, 2020 by e-commentary.org

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undocumented aliens?

gun owners?

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[See the previous e-commentary delivered on MLK Day.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

MLK Day

Lobby Day in Virginia

It seems crazy but it is true that the first two Black Presidents were Republicans – Clinton and O’Bama

Seeing 2020:  Failure Is Success.  Defeat Is Triumph.  Loss Is Win.  (January 13, 2020)

Posted in Book Reference, Society, War on January 13, 2020 by e-commentary.org

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1984:

War is Peace.

Freedom is Slavery.

Ignorance is Strength.

2020:

Failure Is Success.

Defeat Is Triumph. 

Loss Is Win.

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Bumper stickers of the week:

A house of cards with its halls of fun house mirrors

Keep calm and panic

Mission accomplished

Seeing 2020:  Federal Reserve Logic:  QE =/= QE.  Print, Lie, Print, Lie, Print, Lie.  The Great Financial Coup D’état Rages On. (January 6, 2020)

Posted in Banks and Banking System, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, Kleptocracy, Repurchase Agreement on January 6, 2020 by e-commentary.org

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K          “A year ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell repudiated a noble but doomed experiment.  After he raised interest rates in an effort to reach a normal, rational and traditional level, he and many others realized that interest rates can never ever ever ever ever be raised again and must be reduced to zero or less than zero to avoid financial collapse.”

J          “On January 30, as I recall, Powell relented because the Federal Reserve realized that the economic and financial system was again on the edge of collapse.  On September 17, as I recall, when the Federal Reserve again recognized that collapse was immanent, it opened up the coffers via the overnight repurchase market and shoveled free money to the banks and hedge funds.  And the free money is still flowing freely.”

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K          “The entire financial and the political system is built on a deep and abiding faith in and reliance upon distrust.  Everyone in the banking and hedge fund world possesses enough self-awareness to know that she and he are corrupt and dishonest to the core.  And everyone in the banking and hedge fund world knows that the others in the banking and hedge fund world are corrupt and dishonest to the core.  Perfect knowledge in a world of otherwise imperfect knowledge.  Profound and well-founded distrust undergirds all decisions.”

J          “Actions and behavior are predictable, if one seeks to predict actions and behavior.  No banker or hedge funder wants to lend to another banker or hedge funder because each if given half an opportunity will not pay the money back.  Thus, they simply steal the money that is given freely by the Federal Reserve.  And the free money is still flowing freely.”       

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K          “Now going on a dozen years, the Great Financial Coup D’état rages on and on and on.”

J          “And on and on and on and on and on without public input or congressional approval or MSM comment.  And the free money is still flowing freely.”

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J          “Print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print. print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, print, and then rinse and repeat.”

K          “And then lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie and then rinse and repeat.”

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[See the incisive and insightful commentary in “Wall Street On Parade” researched and written by Pam Martens and Russ Martens; David B. Collum, the other Dave who provides a review of the events of the departing year, delivers his written “2019 Year in Review” in two parts and a podcast titled “Pandemonium” in his own inimitable way available at Peak Prosperity.]

[See the e-commentary at “Quantitative Easing = Money Printing (January 19, 2015)” published five years ago discussing the ongoing Quantitative Easing currently in overdrive and part of the Second Great Bank Bailout taking place without public input, congressional approval or MSM comment; “Coups d’état, Bail Outs And Bail Ins:  Clio’s Diary/Chronology.  Oh, And Happy Constitution Day! (September 17, 2018)” published on the ten year anniversary of the Great Financial Coup D’état; and “Twenty Sixteen (January 4, 2016)” published four years ago at the dawn of the year on the prospects for economic collapse in the near future.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Print, baby, print

Lie, baby, lie

Not all debt is repaid, but all debt is paid

And the free money is still flowing freely