So, here's one thing I'm working on at the moment (creating a draft doc for):
Developing a nationwide recall movement for any elected official that has engaged in "lockdown mentality", has engaged in "identity politics", has engaged in "declining to prosecute violent rioters for destroying property and harming others", has been "supported by George Soros, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Alphabet/Google, Bloomberg", "has provided bail for violent rioters that destroyed property and harmed others", has engaged in inciting violence (Waters, Harris, Pelosi, Booker, etc", has engaged in "obstructing forensic audits of the 2020 election", has lied or propagandized false information against the Trump administration, or has engaged in subverting or circumventing the constitution in any way.
I had a couple more but forgot to write them down.
Developing a nationwide movement to attack (legally) media outlets that spread false information and propaganda, no longer use (or curtail use of) businesses that are multinational or even national that displace small businesses, eek out local businesses and patronize them in order to keep money in your local economy, no longer use businesses of any kind that engage in identity politics and/or censorship.
This can all be combined into a single movement and the origin party would need to be a registered voter in any city, county, or state where that recall would take place. Some may think that a primary challenge would be enough. I don't. I believe we need to fight, and fight hard, non-stop until these toxic individuals are removed from office. I don't care which party they are from.
I'm interested to know how many of you would be interested in something such as this.
Letters from Siberia from Audrius Plioplys. I don't know how many here are interested in this history, but worth a listen.
A very brief statement on "masks". I think everyone knows this and is likely tired of hearing the debate on the government response to SARS Cov2. It's worth keeping at the forefront of our minds I think.
Thomas Sowell...I simply cannot say enough about this man. I just...can't. How I wish that I had a mind and ability to speak like him.
To date, I've seen very few as capable (Jordan Peterson being one of the capable), but I hope with everything within me that we have some future generations that produce thinkers like him.
From Thomas Sowell, 2-15-2021: Why we need to have term limits on politicians.
Forgive me if this has already been posted, but this is a good gentleman IMO who had his youtube channel deleted because of an interview he was conducting on digital currencies. He has done many really good interviews and I hope you'll consider supporting him on Rumble if you don't already.
A good, though long, interview with Anne Applebaum, author of the book "Gulag: A history". It's a book on my reading list. More than 20 years of brutal oppression and slavery of millions, and another 20 of wrongful imprisonment for many.
Anyone else see similarities between Stalin's beginnings and the current administration?
Viva Frei and Robert Barnes will be having a live stream tomorrow, i believe at 4pm. Heres the link to their locals page https://vivabarneslaw.locals.com/post/433032/official-livestream-link-post-show-comment-thread and heres the link for youtube
Ok, I'm probably burning up my posting ability for a few hours, but this one is good. Watch just to the left of the laptop on the table really closely and listen really closely or turn up the volume and you can hear the ghost moving. :)
From John Stossel on Schools and unions. A quote from a union official "our test scores are not what we choose to focus on, we choose to focus on 'teaching kids'". Oh, and Matt Damon is an utter fool.
A great little piece of a nice day today:
I went to pick up some groceries today, and as I always do, carried a little stack of Recall Newsome petition forms. I'll usually get a single signature on grocery trips because they are relatively quick trips.
This time, as I was in line I felt I had an opportunity and turned to the folks behind me and asked if anyone wanted to sign the petition. Two young ladies said an emphatic "yes". Cool, yet unusual for young folks in my area. I finished and waited for them outside. We shared some small talk and I was surprised again when they expressed why they were signing. Turns out, they were registered democrat until before this election, and they voted Trump. I asked about their family leanings and sure enough, both families were democrat with exception of one father who was a republican.
As we finished up, a husband and wife walked out. Turns out they heard me while I was in line but they didn't want to talk too loud in the store. Turns out THEY were both democrat. They signed the petition. THEY both voted for Trump in 2020. They also both shared their feelings on the election.
So at this point I have 4 signatures to recall Newsome. I was surprised and happy at this point then another guy walked out that had also heard me. He was an unhappy republican. Not nasty or anything. He certainly had opinions which I, and maybe many of you might share. He signed. I asked why he hadn't signed before and he said he had always intended to, but hadn't got to it.
I talked to him for about 5 minutes and nobody else walked up in the time and I was ready to go home and start cooking anyway.
So I took off.
On the way back I stopped at the liquor store to pick up one of my favorite vodkas, it's called "Prarie". Try it sometime if you get a chance.
I've been talking to a young guy at the liquor store for a while. The first time I talked to him he was wearing a shirt that said "I don't want to be a part of YOUR society". To me, that is an opportunity to talk.
Well, today, he signed the petition.
The sweet spot here was that I picked up 6 signatures on the petition to recall Newsome.
I was already happy, usually am, but this was icing on the cake.
Just goes to show you that a lot can happen just by saying a simple sentence in whatever place you can.
Hope everyone is still downloading petitions and getting signatures. Doesn't matter if you get only one. Every single signature is of benefit.
So, cheers! I'm going to have a drink!
From Dan Bongino. The whole segment is good IMO, but at about 50 minutes in is a VERY appropriate message regarding what we need to do in every state. Doesn't mean I think we need to "get rid" of all democrats. It just means I think we need to get people in office that will actually uphold our constitution.
As a preface, I hope nobody takes some of the financial perspective segments I post as a prediction or belief necessarily that our economy is going to crash. I don't know what will happen, of course, but I like to have as much information as I can assimilate.
This is another from Stansberry Research.
Don't believe your eyes, they lie. Don't believe your senses, they lie. Don't believe what you know, because you really don't know.
Believe the democrats (not including Tulsi or individuals registered as democrats in this), CNN, MSNBC, because they never lie. They are telling you the truth that you are simply not smart enough to understand...
Believe the democrats, because it's for your safety, to fight systemic racism, and for your own good...and they're fighting for "democracy"...
Believe the democrats because they are for the common man...
A quick question for anyone that might desire to field it.
I'm a member of several communities here. When I post many things, I have to post in each community, which means if someone looks at my profile there will be repetitive content there. Am I missing something? Is there a better way to share across communities?
Is there anyone here that is really following the financial system and can comment on this gentleman's video?
This is pretty disgusting, I mean, who has something like this inside them, first just simply harming others, but this? I hope you all will share this where you can. Hopefully they'll catch the individual.
An interesting video on the "pretending not to be a white person"...thing, like Alec Baldwins wife...
Great commentary on the times article from Viva Frei:
Last for the evening for me: Styx, as always, does a pretty good job of analyzing things. This is on the Time mag piece touting the "fortification" of the election.
Here is another from Robert Barnes and I agree, it is a great op-ed regarding democrats fear of Trump, and more precisely, a vast swath of Americans.
My speech for the next board of supervisors meeting:
It’s been decades since I truly thought federal and state governments are of, by, and for the people.
Nine months ago, I became certain that my life, my well-being, my livelihood…means nothing to the government. My children, my friends, my neighbors…mean nothing to the government. And the Constitution of the United States of America…means nothing to the government.
The only thing that seems to matter is Agenda 21, or “the great reset” preached by the world economic forum. They are essentially the same thing. The “state” will own everything and citizens will be serfs and renters subjected to and controlled by their “social credit score” as in China.
If any of you are not familiar with either of these horrifying propositions you need look no further than the Tassajara hills near Dublin CA, or current zoning law. That is ABAG, ICLEI, Agenda 21 in action. I have pamphlets with links to learn more if you see what I see. These propositions/agendas are not conspiracy. They are out in the open and have been at work right under our noses. Some of you may be proponents. If you are, I wonder if you are honest about it when you talk to homeowners and those that value property rights and freedom.
I watched as the talking heads on the “news” pushed their propaganda and fear campaign on the American public with the Sars Cov2 virus. Similar to climate hysteria but amplified by 1000%. Any dissent or questioning of motives or truth or proper response was attacked as “science denial”, selfishness, and came with accusations that anyone even discussing it “didn’t care about grandma”, didn’t care about the planet, or didn’t care about some other straw-man.
Those living in fear along with the media and worthless politicians were, and still are, encouraged to “tattle” on and publicly shame their neighbors, businesses, or anyone else for not following every mandate passed down by governors, mayors, and unelected officials. Most of them likely work from home, have substantial savings, or can live on the scraps being tossed to them by way of social services or unemployment. They do not “feel” the consequences of what they condone. They don’t see or even bother to look down the road to determine what the long-term consequences will be.
The REAL fear should be the consequences.
There will be no turning back from those consequences…even now. We can only hope to stop the bleeding by fully opening our businesses and protecting those that need to be protected.
First let’s talk about the “mission” of the board of supervisors:
“Our mission…To enrich the lives of Alameda County residents through visionary policies and accessible, responsive, and effective services”
I propose that you have failed that mission. Completely.
Now let’s talk about your salary and other compensation:
Nate Miley, starting in 2011 with a salary of 143,000.00, other pay of 8292.44, and benefits of 77,499.31 for a total of 229,457.35. 2019 totaled 266,258.76. Over 9 years, taxpayers have paid you 2,159,365.06. This amount doesn’t include any retirement packages that continue after you retire.
Marvin Keith Carson, starting in 2011 with a salary of 143,665.60, other pay of 8292.44, and benefits of 77,501.36 for a total of 229,459.40. 2019 totaled 273,792.84. Over 9 years, taxpayers have paid you 2,190,797.13. This amount doesn’t include any retirement packages that continue after you retire.
Richard Edward Vale, starting in 2011 with a salary of 71,520.80, other pay of 4146.22, and benefits of 47,086.34 for a total of 122,753.36. 2019 totaled 279,377.88. Over 9 years, taxpayers have paid you 1,897,626.62. This amount doesn’t include any retirement packages that continue after you retire.
Scott Patrick Haggerty, starting in 2011 with a salary of 143,665.60, other pay of 8292.44, and benefits of 88,019.29 for a total of 239,977.33. 2019 totaled 277,987.32. Over 9 years, taxpayers have paid you 2,297,923.16. This amount doesn’t include any retirement packages that continue after you retire.
Wilma Ying Chan, starting in 2011 with a salary of 135,494.16, other pay of 7,814.03, and benefits of 76,769.04 for a total of 220,077.23. 2019 totaled 279,377.88. Over 9 years, taxpayers have paid you 2,227,779.53. This amount doesn’t include any retirement packages that continue after you retire.
From county records, you all still receive your standard total compensation. Why? Why did you not surrender your salary and benefits when the very first person lost their job due to unconstitutional “shutdowns”? Why didn’t YOU face the unemployment system and live on what you were given when the government got around to sending it to you?
Why did YOU not stand up for the businesses and citizens that pay your salaries?
The result of what you all have been part of will be decades of debt being passed to the children now in elementary school as well as their children and that is if this is stopped RIGHT NOW!
Never forget that YOU did this! Not a virus. You will not be allowed to walk away from that responsibility.
In closing I ask, what will you say to the citizens that have lost, or will lose, their homes?
What will you say to those that poured their heart and soul into a business only to have it seized and destroyed by YOU, the government?
What will YOU say to your children, your grandchildren, your relatives and loved ones, when they think for themselves and ask why you allowed this to happen? Will you tell them you were “trying to save lives"?
What will you say when they ask why you didn’t simply protect those that wanted to be protected?
Maybe you can talk your way out of it with some people, but the truth will be known by all but the most indoctrinated. For any thinking person, no response you offer will fly. I believe the day will come when the full weight of what you have done will cause you to fall to your knees in utter despair and guilt.
Lastly, and this is not a veiled threat, suggestion, or even a warning. It is simply an observation of the obvious.
What will you do when the people…come for you?
I was trying to remember what I was going to say...
was it Buck Foe Jiden...Juck Boe Fiden...I just can't remember...
What's your perspective on Bank of Americas recent actions. Giving banking information to law enforcement for anyone near the capital around the 6th.
Shoot, somehow I didn't attribute this to it's author. This is from Kevin Kiley:
Many have asked what’s taking the Court of Appeal so long to decide our case. Now other courts are asking the same question.
The Pacific Legal Foundation, which is challenging Newsom’s business lockdown using our separation of powers argument, was just denied a preliminary injunction because the court in our case has not yet ruled. The judge in Fresno wrote:
“The court is aware of a matter fully briefed before California’s Third Appellate District, which raises some of the same issues presented in this case. This court will wait no longer for a determination in that case.”
That is incredibly frustrating, to say the least. Yet there’s a silver lining: the Fresno Court is acknowledging that our victory over Newsom, if upheld on appeal, is potentially a precedent for ending the lockdowns throughout California.
To be clear, I’m not criticizing the Court of Appeal for the delay. In fact, it may be a good sign. If the court were to take the route Newsom desperately wants, dismissing the case on a technicality, that would be a quick opinion to write.
On the other hand, if the court were to issue the first precedent-setting decision in California history restraining a governor’s emergency powers, that would be a longer and carefully worded opinion. If the Court of Appeal were to go a step further, and strike down the entire Emergency Services Act, that opinion would likely be written with even greater care.
None of this is to say I'm happy about the wait. 2021 simply cannot be a repeat of 2020; we need an end to one-man rule now. That's why the lawsuits against Newsom continue to pile up. It's why his approval rating is plummeting. It's why our Healthy Communities Resolution has now been passed by a dozen counties.
And it's why late last night, the Recall reached a new milestone. Just like that, we're at 1.4 million signatures.
I encourage everyone to watch the 2005 movie "V for Vendetta" and also the "Black Mirror" series on Netflix as soon as you get an opportunity. Neither are life changing, but we're seeing a little of both in our lives right now. In "V" the writers equate the issue presented with "the right", but it actually seems to me to portray the left. It's been said the Wachowskis are leftists and I don't know if it's true or not. If I were good with graphic editing I'd morph Pelosi's head on chancellor Sutlers in the scene where he says "they need to remember THEY NEED US!". If you haven't seen it, you won't understand. Watch and you will.
For those in CA, from Kevin Kiley who is doing a good job of fighting governor Gavin Newsome...
A new poll shows Gavin Newsom’s approval rating has plummeted 18 points in just a few months, down to 46 percent. While you might wonder how it isn’t single digits by now, one analyst called this “the market sign of real vulnerability.” Even 31 percent of Democrats either support the Recall or are open to it.
Therefore, the Recall is neither a sure bet nor a pipe dream. It will be a great debate. And many voters will naturally ask: if it succeeds, what comes next?
Removing Gavin Newsom will not solve California’s problems all at once. But his failures do offer a roadmap. I’ve described Newson’s worst-in-the-nation COVID response with eight adjectives: self-promotional, lawless, corrupt, unscientific, incompetent, partisan, hypocritical, and neglectful. These qualities put everything that has gone wrong with our politics on such stark display that their repudiation can set us on the opposite road we need to travel.
Humility. The opposite of Newsom’s self-promotional mode of governance is one of humility. This means humility not only in the conduct of the state’s chief executive, but in the role of the government itself. It means remembering that every action we take has legitimacy only by the consent of the people we represent. It means restoring power to local institutions that know their communities best.
The Rule of Law. The opposite of Newsom’s lawless mode of governance is one that respects the rule of law. That means recognizing that written words are binding on those in positions of power. It means restoring a proper separation of powers and respecting the Constitution’s limits on government authority.
The Public Interest. The opposite of Newsom’s corrupt mode of governance is one dedicated to the public interest. This requires defusing the power of the lobbyists and Special Interests who control his every move.
Accountability. The opposite of Newsom’s unscientific mode of governance is one that is informed by facts and accountable for its outcomes. Just as Newsom’s political interests led him to dismiss science in responding to COVID-19, policymaking at the Capitol often proceeds in a willfully ignorant manner.
Citizen Service. The opposite of Newsom’s incompetent mode of governance is an approach based on customer service. This means a new business-oriented paradigm for agencies like the EDD that is modern, performance-based, and geared towards serving Californians.
Transparency. The opposite of Newsom’s hypocritical approach to governance is to make the actions of our elected officials transparent to the public. This means eliminating perks like the secret DMV office and rooting out the many undemocratic practices at our Capitol.
Unity. The opposite of Newsom’s partisan approach to governance is one based on bringing people together. This means advancing principles of good government to solve our state’s fundamental problems and restore public trust.
Responsibility. The opposite of Newsom’s neglectful approach to governance is one that is mindful of our responsibilities. Satisfying immediate political demands has long been the way of the Capitol. We need a new model of political leadership based on durable stewardship of the public good.
I recently spoke with a Recall volunteer named Lori who’s worked every weekend to collect 1,782 signatures, calling it the “most important volunteer work of my life.” The heroic efforts of so many like her have given us this extraordinary opportunity to set our state on a new course.
Join our movement to restore sanity in California https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/KileyforAssembly2022/?eid=3657
Here's another great Thomas Sowell segment. I think I have watched almost everything Thomas has done and he is one of a relatively short list of individuals I look up to.
/edit/ I thought I was posting in Tulsi's community...here's my comment regarding my mistake...
Oh shoot! I pulled a biden...I thought I was posting in Tulsi's community :) Sorry bout that folks...
Tulsi, I know you are very busy, and I don't expect any immediate response, but I sure hope to truly discuss policy with you. I posted a list of what I'd like to discuss. I'm sure there are many others here that have lists as well.
I think you'll need to take a few hours just to examine everything, and many more to actually discuss. Hope you will.
For me, I'm at the end of my ability to listen to politicians promise things by way of campaign statements and say they are for this or that. I think we need very solid ground to stand on policy-wise moving forward.
I'm not directing this AT you. I hope you understand that. You are someone I admire, and you have a voice as well as ability. I'm just hoping you engage more here.
My best to you always...
Some tidbits on "climate change". Note that I do believe our climate is changing, I just happen to believe that it always has and always will change. I also believe the weaponization and politicization of the matter is deceptive, to say the least, manipulative, and only thwarts honest discussion about it. This is only one simple segment, but there is a mid-boggling amount of information that suffices, for me, to support what I've seen with my own eyes over decades, and believe. This is primarily a political agenda that seeks only to install a lever of power for those that seek it.
Just a quick call to everyone in CA to go to https://recallgavin2020.com/ and download the petition to recall Gavin Newsome. Please try to get some signatures. We cannot let up on this even if we get 2m signatures. Keep gathering signatures from registered voters until the last day.
A little bit of hyperbole here, but...it's true. He did sign the bill into law. Many of you are already aware, but this is worth a listen.
For those that have read Solzhenitsyn, this is a good video synopsis by someone I follow. She has parts 1 & 2 that you can find on her channel(s).
I'm not sure if anyone has already posted this resource but I like it.
Some may consider this controversial, but I'm going to post it for those that are like me and almost always like to listen. This is an interview with John Sullivan, the young guy that was (edit)allegedly filming (/edit) the young guy that broke the window at the capital just before Ashley Babbit was shot. I don't intend to lend any credibility to anyone, nor have I followed up on all the information regarding him and the activities he has been involved in.
If you're in CA, this is a good read from Kevin Kiley:
This one is a few days old and you may have seen it, but it brings to mind just what this administration is doing. Not specifically regarding the Keystone pipeline, but watch Buttiegeg (however you spell that) as he talks about people needing to have "union jobs"...
If you haven't listened to or read Thomas Sowell, you're really missing out (IMO). I feel I have to keep adding that (IMO) thing...I hate that. It isn't pointed at anyone, it's on me, and it's just related to our current political environment.
This one is coming up tomorrow at 4pm. I think he is amazing. I'll post this on Dave's board as well.