Early December Primary Status

At this snapshot in time, below are the likely winners (should polls be believed) of early primaries and caucuses (note, many candidates might take delegates from each of these states, but below is listing who will win the *most* delegates). I'm cutting it off at Super Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders: New Hampshire, Vermont, California (3 states)

Pete Buttigieg: Iowa (1 state)

The Unintended Consequences of the American Experiment.

In the matter of the Arkansas paternity suit against Hunter Biden, lawyers representing the mother of his child told the court that she was a very private woman. She never wavered, however, and she never doubted the results.

“Ms. Roberts is committed to Hunter Biden and his family having the best relationship with the child, whatever that may be, whenever they’re ready,” attorney Clint Lancaster says

Even while it brought her international attention, the paternity suit filed by Arkansas woman Lunden Roberts against former Vice President Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden has always been seen by her as a “family matter,” her attorney says — and one she only pressed because Hunter left her no choice.

U.S. Propaganda Doesn't Get More Shameless Than 'Jack Ryan'

I actually watched season 1 and found it to be sort of propagandist, but not to the point where I couldn't overlook it and enjoy the show. But then I tried to watch season 2, and I literally turned it off 1 minute into the second scene because of the vomit inducing propaganda. I am happy to find this article at truthdig validating my revulsion.

*literal* Vampire capitalism

From mintpressnews.com: ‘Harvesting the Blood of America’s Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism’, Blood has become big business in the United States and there is no shortage of corporations ready to exploit America’s most vulnerable populations in order to get a piece of the pie’, Alan Macleod, Nov. 3, 2019

All content at Mint Press News is Creative Commons, but here are some of the most salient & sickening outtakes of MacLeod’s lengthy exposé:

“For much of the world, donating blood is purely an act of solidarity; a civic duty that the healthy perform to aid others in need. The idea of being paid for such an action would be considered bizarre. But in the United States, it is big business. Indeed, in today’s wretched economy, where around 130 million Americans admit an inability to pay for basic needs like food, housing or healthcare, buying and selling blood is of the few booming industries America has left.

"We have to fight Russia over there so we don't have to fight them here"

Democrats quietly debate expanding impeachment articles beyond Ukraine

Shhhhhhhh, hush now…most of the sources are anonymous and Deep Background…  And yeah, it’s kinda a throw-away post, but it proved too irresistible to pass up…

The title’s from the Washington Post, via inquirer.com (not likely behind a paywall), Dec. 3, 2019, by Rachael Bade

“Members of the House Judiciary Committee and other more liberal-minded lawmakers and congressional aides have been privately discussing the possibility of drafting articles that include obstruction of justice or other “high crimes” they believe are clearly outlined in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report — or allegations that Trump has used his office to benefit his bottom line.