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Conservative and neoliberal idea of society conflicts with USA's founding idea

One of the more notorious quotes expressing the neoliberal philosophy is British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in an interview with Women's Own magazine, October 31, 1987, declaring "there is no such thing as society."

Since the War on Terror has been Lost, Why are they Still Pretending to Fight it?

“And if human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change those laws so we can do it.”
Teresa May, British Prime Minister June 2017

Thereby unequivocally admitting the terrorists have won.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”
Benjamin Franklin, 1755

Comey's Prepared Testimony to Senate: Russiagate is bullshit

I first met then- President-Elect Trump on Friday, January 6 in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York. I was there with other Intelligence Community (IC) leaders to brief him and his new national security team on the findings of an IC assessment concerning Russian efforts to interfere in the election.

The Seth Rich Assassination: "It doesn't matter how...We need to win this MoFo"

I am hopeful that I can finish the Seth Rich part in one essay before moving on the other prong of this story, which is about the Awan brothers. I suggest that you revisit my earlier essays for background, even though some of this will be repeated here.

1. More reasons to love Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Follow-up to NSA Leak: Leaker Reality Winner Arrested; NSA Report Provides No Evidence of Russian Involvement

After posting posting about the leaked NSA document published by The Intercept last night, I woke up this morning to discover that the person who likely leaked this five page document has been arrested by the FBI.

Rants, Muses, Books & Music (and Some Cooking Too).

It's good to see you. Come on in, leave your shoes in the hallway, we've got fire on the stove preparing lunch for later. In the meantime, browse the bookshelves and plunk down on the sofa with one, or pick out some tunes from the music library or come in to the kitchen to help with the cooking. Our special blend of tea is steeping and will be right up.

GOP Whacking Internet Freedom

Image: Without Net Neutrality - Blocked! (The Paragraph)

Simply stated at whatisnetneutrality.org: "Net Neutrality is the principle that the company that connects you to the internet does not get to control what you do on the internet."

That principle protects one's freedom to communicate and to choose information sources, without being throttled or blocked by one's internet service provider (ISP). In this information age, that freedom becomes more-and-more widely recognized as a right. And it becomes more-and-more crucial for citizens of a constitutional democracy in keeping informed and active.

Top Secret NSA Report Allegedly Showing Russian Military Hacked US Election Software Systems obtained by The Intercept

The Intercept has obtained a "Top Secret" document from an anonymous NSA source that claims the Russian Military Intelligence (a/k/a GRU) hacked into a US company, VR Systems, that sells "electronic voting services and equipment whose products are used in eight states."